Car goes off road, takes out interstate exit sign; Traffic merging, secondary crash occurs

Trooper T.C. Smith of the Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us details on scene
Car crash

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 12:30 p.m. Sunday along MO-171 eastbound near the Brooklyn Heights exit between Carterville and Carthage a single vehicle crash was reported to have taken down a large road sign in a crash, Jasper County E911 dispatched responders emergency.

Carthage Fire Dept, Mercy Ambulance and Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

Map

Google Map screenshot during crash event. MO-171 eastbound, two separate crashes.

On the scene MSHP Trooper T.C. Smith tells us a passenger vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a large sign and natural bluff/limestone wall.

Also eastbound shortly after the single vehicle crash as traffic was merging a secondary crash occurred where two vehicles went into the median.

There were two in the original single vehicle crash transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It’s unknown how many were transported in the secondary crash in those two vehicles.

M&M Wrecker and Schrader’s Towing removed all vehicles to clear the scene.

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