All lanes of the eastbound I-70 were closed at Route K for two hours after a truck accident occurred.
The accident began as a man in a pickup truck was driving down the roadway and struck the back of a contractor worker from MoDOT’s truck that was parked under the overpass of a bridge that the man was preparing to paint.
The driver of the pickup truck was injured in the accident and was airlifted to the hospital to be treated. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. and the roads remained closed until 1 p.m.
Truck accidents can happen unexpectedly and cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.