Three Killed in Cole County, Missouri Semi-Truck Accident
Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Zane Cagle
Three Missouri residents were killed in a semi-truck accident near St. Thomas, Missouri on Thursday evening. Patrol reports that a 44 man, a 58 year woman and 12 year old were in a Ford Focus southbound on Route B about 1.7 miles south of Lower Bottom Road when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound International truck driven by a 53 year old Coulterville, Illinois man.
The three victims were pronounced dead at the scene and the truck driver sustained minor injuries.
Earlier reports said that the Missouri Highway Patrol had called in special crash investigators from St. Louis so details of the crash were not immediately available. Cole County Sheriff Greg White said that his staff was working with the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Cole County medical examiner’s office in the investigation.
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