California man dead, another injured in truck crash on I-44 in Bourbon

BOURBON, MO (CRAWFORD COUNTY) – A man from California was killed, and another was injured after a semi-truck collided with a guardrail on I-44 in Crawford County yesterday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on I-44 eastbound, near the 214.8 mile marker, at 5:40 p.m.

Troopers say the 29-year-old driver of a 2021 Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck, Gurpreet Singh, of Chino, California, ran off the right side of the highway. The truck then struck a guardrail and crashed into an embankment before overturning.

A passenger in the truck, 31-year-old Jaswant Singh, of Fremont, California, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:50 p.m.

Singh was taken to the hospital in Sullivan with minor injuries.

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