Tractor trailer overturns I-44 near 22 mile marker, witnesses rescue driver from cab

Missouri State Highway Patrol Tpr Cook tells us on scene the driver suffered minor injuries in the crash

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 3:15 p.m. Monday reports of a tractor trailer overturned on I-44 east near 22 mile marker alerted Jasper County E911.

Carthage Fire, Sarcoxie Rural Fire, Mercy EMS, and Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

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Screenshot at time of crash incident from Google Maps.

Witnesses tell us the tractor trailer was eastbound and traveled off the right side of the road, overturned.

Christopher Moore, of Carterville, Mo. was traveling west and saw the cloud of dust as the crash occurred. He rushed to assist the driver as seen in video clips.

First on the scene at this roll over and after I made sure he was good to go, I started recording. These guys stopped like real men should! Thank you guys for being the example of what a real man should do that’s physically able to! These guys are my Hero’s for the day!” — Christopher Moore, witness

On scene Tpr Cook of Troop D tells us the driver was transported by ambulance suffering minor injuries.

The location of the crash is not impeding traffic, it is off the south side of the road.

M&M Wrecker removed the tractor trailer. It was hauling 23,000 pounds of tires.

NOTE: MO-96 is closed until October 2022 due to a bridge replacement to the east of Avilla, Mo. Do not choose to use as an alternative route.

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