SALINE COUNTY, Mo. – A two vehicle crash early Wednesday morning, October 5, 2016, in Saline County snagged eastbound traffic of I-70 for several hours.
The Mo. State Highway Patrol reports a 2015 Freightliner driven by Kyle W Huffstutler, 33, of Alton, Illinois, failed to stop in time for a 2014 Kenworth that had slowed for congested traffic, driven by Brian K Keeling, 49, of Kansas City, Mo. .
Keeling’s tractor-trailer ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned, Huffstutler’s went off the left side and jackknifed blocking both lanes of traffic.
Both men suffered minor injuries and were transported to I-70 Medical Center for treatment. Traffic was diverted off of eastbound 70 just west of Emma, onto Old Highway 40 to Sweet Springs, Mo. to continue eastward on I-70.
The crash occurred at approximately 3:20 a.m.