Cameron, MO – A collision between two tractor-trailers
resulted in a fiery blaze that killed one driver and split hundreds of gallons
of diesel fuel.
Missouri Highway Patrol said that shortly after midnight on Friday
two tractor trailers were traveling on Interstate 35 just 5 miles north of
Cameron. A semi-truck was traveling northbound when it crossed over the center
line and hit a southbound double bottom tractor-trailer head-on, according to
Sgt. Sheldon Lyon of the Highway Patrol said the driver of
the northbound truck died of his injuries. There was a passenger in the cab of
the truck who was pulled from the cab by a passerby. The injured individual was
flown to University of Kansas hospital.
The driver of the southbound truck was also injured. The
condition of the survivors is not known.
About 600 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a ditch along
the highway. Both trucks burned down to the frame.
Regional Hazardous Materials crews and investigators are
investigating the accident.
Accidents involving large trucks can be destructive and
cause severe injuries to the parties involved. The victims may find they need
help with medical costs and property replacement. When trying to seek
compensation it is important that the victims hire a truck accident attorney.
Because truck accident lawyers specialize in accidents involving
large trucks they can give the victims an edge in court. Any person who has
been in a collision should contact a truck accident attorney immediately to begin working on their case.