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Crash involving loaded cattle trailer delays I-70 traffic on bridge over Missouri River near Columbia

At least 1 injury reported
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Posted at 2:21 PM, Jun 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-06 16:19:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A crash involving two tractor trailers and multiple other vehicles snarled traffic on Interstate 70 at the Rocheport Bridge just outside of Columbia, Missouri.

The crash happened on the westbound lanes just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

No injuries were reported, but the impact of the crash caused a white pick up truck to get stuck on the side of the bridge.

One person was extricated and transported to an area hospital, according to the Boone County Fire. Their condition was immediately known.

MSHP said one of the tractor trailers was loaded with 57 head of cattle, and has since been off loaded on the bridge and moved to stock trailers.

The other tractor trailer, which was carrying Bud Ice beer among other things, was also being unloaded so it could be towed away.

The Missouri Department of Transportation estimated the roadway would be closed through roughly 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Traffic was being diverted to exit 121.