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 […]

Traffic Accident

7-year-old Gallatin girl injured when car slides into tractor-trailer truck in Trenton

A 7-year-old Gallatin girl received an injury at a Trenton intersection when a car slid into the pulled unit of a tractor-trailer. Trenton Police conducted the investigation at 9th and Harris on Thursday. A car driven by 37-year-old Devin McCray of Gallatin was southbound on Harris Avenue while the large truck was westbound on 9th […]

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Three-vehicle crash totals highway patrol vehicle on Interstate 35 near Eagleville

A Patrol trooper and another man sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident two miles south of Eagleville on Thursday night, January 7th that involved a patrol emergency vehicle en route to a priority call and a tractor-trailer truck. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, 29-year-old Dylan Wilburn of Saint Joseph, and the driver of another […]

Wreck at Landes

18-wheeler overturns in entrance to Landes Oil on 28th Street

The Trenton Police Department has released additional information about the tractor-trailer truck overturning into the ditch near Landes Oil Amoco on December 28th. Lieutenant Larry Smith reports the truck with one unit was unoccupied at the time it overturned. Aaron Bunnell was identified as the operator prior to parking it. Bunnell advised he parked the […]

Fatal Crash

Cameron man dies on I-35 after hitting guard rail, then being stuck by passing tractor-trailer truck

A Cameron man was killed in a crash on Interstate 35, approximately two miles north of Holt in Clinton County. It was late Wednesday night when a northbound pickup crossed the median and struck a guard rail causing 31-year-old Creighton Russell to be ejected, then struck by an unknown southbound, tractor-trailer. Russell was pronounced dead […]

Fatal Crash

9-year-old child and woman killed, 3-year-old sent to hospital in crash on Highway 36

A woman and child from Kansas City died, and another child from Kansas City was injured as the result of a sport utility vehicle striking the towed unit of a heavy-duty semi-trailer truck at Cameron early Tuesday morning. The DeKalb County coroner pronounced Lathrop and Spearman-Lathrop dead at the scene about an hour after the […]

Fatal Crash

Novinger couple killed after tractor-trailer truck slams into pickup

A Novinger couple was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at Monroe City, in Marion County. The highway patrol reports the driver of a pickup, 77-year-old Janie Goodwin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 72-year-old Earl Goodwin, died less than an hour later at University Hospital in Columbia. The eastbound pickup attempted […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to fuel leak

Chillicothe firefighters on Saturday afternoon dealt with a fuel leak from a semi-trailer truck that had jack-knifed east of Chillicothe. Firefighters were dispatched to Highway 36 east of Livingston County Road 255 where the truck had jack-knifed and a fuel tank was punctured leaking approximately 45 gallons of fuel onto the ground.  Lieutenant Tracy Bradley said […]

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Big rig lands on roof of pickup during crash east of Hamilton

The Highway Patrol reports a Trenton man sustained moderate injuries when a tractor-trailer truck landed on the roof of a pickup one mile east of Hamilton Wednesday morning. An ambulance transported the driver, 30-year-old Cody Reeder, to Liberty Hospital. The truck driver, 38-year-old Kevin Schuler of Shawnee, Kansas, was not reported as injured. Reeder traveled […]

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Two tractor-trailer trucks crash at the intersection of Highway 36 and Business 36 in Chillicothe

Two semi trucks were involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway 36 and Business 36 in south Chillicothe requiring the Chillicothe Fire Department to assist with lighting at the scene Wednesday night. According to Captain Les Hinnen, one semi was in the south ditch but upright and the other was on its right […]