ST. CHARLES, MO – A 46-year-old man was injured after he crashed his semi and it caught fire on westbound Highway 370 on Wednesday morning.
This is an update to an earlier post.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Curtis M. VanCleave traveled off the right side of westbound Highway 370 for unknown reasons. He then traveled back onto the highway before veering off on the left side of the highway. The semi struck a concrete median barrier, partially traveled over it, overturned, and erupted into flames.
Police report the crash and fire occurred on westbound Highway 370 east of the Elm Street exit (5) around 7:20 a.m.
VanCleave was transported to Barnes Hospital St. Peters for minor injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
The semi was totaled.
Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.
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