MoDOT reopens eastbound I-44 near West Bypass in Springfield following truck crash, fire

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 5:38 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A tanker truck hauling fuel rolled over and caught fire on I-44 Tuesday morning, leading to the closure of I-44

The crash happened just after 5 a.m. on the eastbound lanes near West Bypass. MoDOT reopened all lanes of I-44 around 10 a.m.

Investigators say the truck traveling eastbound on I-44 traveled off the road, overturned into the cable guard rail, and caught fire after it overturned. The crash did not involve any other vehicles.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

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