Big Rig Fire

Big rig hits guardrail on Highway 36 bridge causing diesel to spill and truck to erupt in flames

A tractor-trailer truck hit a bridge rail and caught fire on Highway 36 east of Chillicothe early Saturday. Chillicothe and Wheeling firefighters extinguished the blaze with the damage described by Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen as a total loss to the truck and trailer from the crash and fire. Diesel fuel spilled into Medicine […]

Big Rig Crash

Big rig fails to negotiate curve in old Pattonsburg and overturns injuring Gilman City man

The Highway Patrol reports a Gilman City man sustained minor injuries as the result of the Kenworth truck he drove failing to negotiate a curve in Old Pattonsburg on the morning of April 23rd. An ambulance transported 55-year-old Timothy Kollanda to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The truck traveled west on Route Z […]

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Two from Chillicothe injured when big rig strikes SUV on Highway 65

Two Chillicothe residents sustained injuries when a Peterbilt truck struck a sports utility vehicle in Carroll County on Friday night, April 23rd. Emergency medical services transported the driver of the SUV, James Nauman, and passenger 59-year-old April Nauman, to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with minor injuries. No injuries were reported for the other […]

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Two big rigs crash on I-35 blocking northbound traffic

A collision involving two tractor-trailers blocked a portion of northbound Interstate 35 for a while on Wednesday afternoon in Clinton County. One driver, 53-year-old Ricky Huffman of LaCrescent, Minnesota, was taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The other truck driver, 54-year-old Terry Franksain of Traer, Iowa, declined medical treatment […]

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Freightliner crashes on snow-covered I-35 injuring driver

The Highway Patrol reports a Pennsylvania man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the Freightliner he drove on snow-covered Interstate 35 in Daviess County, causing the big rig to overturn on Wednesday morning. Emergency medical services transported 49-year-old Keith Holecki of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The truck traveled south […]

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Trenton man injured in crash on Highway 6

A Trenton man sustained injuries when the pickup truck he drove was struck by a semi-truck one mile east of Trenton on Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 47-year-old Jason Hunter to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton with what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries. No injuries were reported for semi driver 41-year-old […]

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Trucker from Minnesota injured in I-35 crash south of Bethany

A truck driver from Minneapolis, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Bethany following an accident on southbound Interstate 35. Forty-one-year-old Ibrahim Vouch received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital. Vouch’s Volvo Conventional truck was parked partially in the driving lane when the towed unit was struck by a […]

Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

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Chillicothe FIre Department responds to big rig rollover crash with trailer load of cattle

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a semi-trailer that rolled over at Mitchell Road and Highway 36 on Wednesday night, November 18th. Upon arrival, firefighters found the semi lying on its side in the median with the driver climbing from the cab. The trailer was loaded with 27 head of cattle inside. The driver refused […]

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Minnesota woman receives moderate injuries after SUV hits big rig north of Bethany

The Highway Patrol reports a Minnesota woman sustained moderate injuries when the sports utility vehicle she drove struck the towed unit of a tractor-trailer four miles north of Bethany the morning of November 10th. An ambulance transported 23-year-old Erica Ledesma of Richfield, Minnesota to the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany. No injuries were reported […]

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Trucker dies in big rig crash on Highway 13 near Hamilton

A truck driver from Richmond was killed Monday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off Highway 13 in Daviess County, struck a ditch, and overturned onto its top.  The 1 o’clock accident happened just north of 225th Street, three miles north of Hamilton. Thirty-eight-year-old David Baugher of Richmond was pronounced dead at the […]

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Big rig crashes on I-35 north of Winston exit

An Illinois resident was hurt when the tractor-trailer unit he was operating overturned on Interstate 35 north of the Winston exit. Sixty-three-year-old Randy Hammond of Christopher, Illinois was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The accident happened Saturday afternoon two miles north of the Winston exit on interstate 35 as the southbound […]