UPDATE: (01/31/18 2:01 a.m.) – An overturned tractor trailer had eastbound Interstate 70 blocked near Concordia for hours Tuesday afternoon. The crash in Lafayette County was investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol around 3:20 yesterday afternoon. The crash report indicates that 57 year old Kenneth Jones of Jacksonville, Florida, ran off the right side of the road, over corrected and caused the trailer to overturn. The trailer pulled the semi tractor over as well, closing the eastbound lanes near the 56.2 mile marker. Jones was transported to I-70 Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.
The KMZU News room has received confirmed reports of an accident on Interstate 70 involving a tractor trailer.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the tractor trailer has reportedly rolled over near Concordia. The eastbound lanes are currently blocked. Drivers are being rerouted to Old 40 Highway and are urged to use caution near the scene.
Updates will be posted as soon as they become available.