Troopers reopen westbound I-44 near Springfield, Mo., after fiery crash

Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 7:26 AM CST
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NEAR SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - On Tuesday morning, a fiery crash shut down I-44 near Springfield.

Troopers responded to the crash in the westbound lanes around 5:30 a.m. near mile marker 70 west of Springfield. The collision involved one tractor-trailer and a dump truck. MoDOT crews reopened the interstate around noon.

Investigators say a dump truck was towing another dump truck was rear-ended by a semi. The semi caught fire. Investigators say one driver of the semi suffered moderate injuries in the crash. The driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries.

Troopers closed multiple lanes to clear the wreckage. The truck kept igniting, leading to troubles for MoDOT road crews.

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