Fire engulfs truck after one-vehicle wreck on Route 240 (Updated at 4:22 p.m. Oct. 31)
Just before 12:30 p.m., fire fully engulfed a 1998 Dodge pick-up Monday afternoon, Oct. 31. After the vehicle overturned on Route 240 near Gilliam, it charred a utility pole and began spreading across a field.
According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver Dennis Page, 54, traveled off the right side of the road and struck a culvert, causing it to overturn and catch on fire.
A line of traffic congested the highway, as Slater Fire Department, Slater EMS and Saline County Ambulance District 3 were on scene, in addition to the Highway Patrol. Page and a passenger, Carolyn A. Harris, 59, both sustained minor injuries and were transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital for treatment, according to the report.
The cause of the wreck is not yet known. The investigation continues.
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