Tractor/trailer overturns on I-70, driver injured

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Marshall Fire Rescue searches for a way to turn off the tractor/trailer after the driver had been rescued. (Maggie Menderski/Democrat-News)

A tractor/trailer overturned while traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 near the Cooper County border.

Marshall Fire Rescue, Saline County Ambulance District and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted at the scene.

The driver, Benjamin A. Young, 52, of Miami Gardens, Fla., suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for treatment, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

(Maggie Menderski/Democrat-News)

Young was not wearing a safety device, troopers said.

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The back of the truck lay in a ditch covered in shattered glass. Chunks of glass were also visible inside the trailer. (Maggie Menderski/Democrat-News)
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