Contact: Officer Brian Tate
Columbia Mo PD, Traffic Unit
INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Injury Traffic Crash
DATE & TIME OCCURRED: 06/28/13 @0846
DATE & TIME REPORTED: SAME
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 128 MM I-70 Eastbound prior to Hwy 63 Connector
DRIVER #1: Johnson, Joseph E Age: 64
417 Hughes Injured: Yes
Hardin, Mo 64035 Seat Belt: Yes
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
Crash occurred when vehicle #1, a 2000 Peterbuilt Tractor Trailer, was traveling eastbound on I-70 near the 128 MM. Vehicle #1 was traveling in the #1 (inside lane). Traffic in front of vehicle #1 had abruptly stopped causing driver #1 to apply its brakes. In order for driver #1 to avoid striking the vehicles in front of him, he veered off the left side of the roadway. While off road vehicle #1 rolled over and slid to a stop.
Vehicle #1 was pulling a tanker trailer which contained Anhydrous Ammonia. None of the tankers contents were jeopardized or released as a result of the crash.
Driver #1 was transported from the scene by EMS personnel to University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Intoxication and/or excessive speed are not to believed to have been a factor in this crash.
Summons/Charges: Pending investigation