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MoDOT truck involved in crash in south Kansas City

Posted at 5:11 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 18:11:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri Department of Transportation truck was involved in a crash with a driver on Thursday afternoon, the agency said.

The crash occurred on northbound Interstate 49 at Interstate 470 in south Kansas City, Missouri.

A spokesman for MoDOT said the driver hit the back wheel of the MoDOT equipment. A crew member was on the equipment but was not hit or injured.

Markl Johnson, a MoDOT public information officer, said it was the 39th time a MoDOT employee has been involved in a vehicle crash with another driver this year in Missouri.

“Once again, we’re asking all motorists to please pay attention while driving,” MoDOT said in a social media post.

On Aug. 4, a MoDOT worker was hospitalized after their truck was struck by a semi near Interstate 29 and Interstate 435.

On Tuesday, the Kansas Department of Transportation said one of its trucks was struck on Interstate 35 at College Boulevard. No KDOT workers were injured in the crash.