Joplin – Interstate Truck Accident

A tractor-trailer crashed on the highway in Joplin Thursday morning.

At around 6:20 a.m., emergency teams were dispatched to I-44 East above the Kansas City Southern railroad tracks just east of Rangeline. According to authorities, a tractor-trailer carrying packaged fabrics veered off the highway and crashed down onto the railroad tracks. Two motorists sustained injuries in the crash, with one occupant requiring extrication. Officials are currently investigating the incident and will release more info when appropriate.

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