Injuries Reported in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County
Where: The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 in Lawrence County, Missouri.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck a parked 18-wheeler.
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of parked tractor-trailer
- Driver of tractor-trailer, injured
- Driver of parked tractor-trailer, injured
On or about Saturday, January 16th, 2021, around 1:30 in the afternoon, an accident between two tractor-trailers left two people injured. Representatives from the MSHP said the accident happened on the westbound side of Interstate 44 near State Highway 97 in Lawrence County, Missouri.
Deputies from the County Sheriff’s Office said two people were injured when a tractor-trailer allegedly collided with an 18-wheeler that was parked on the side of the interstate. Both drivers sustained injuries of an unknown nature or severity in the accident. Authorities did not mention any other vehicles in their preliminary report.
Interstate 44 runs east and west through the center of Howard County, which is located about 35 miles west of Springfield.
Missouri State Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.
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