A tractor-trailer carrying oranges swerved off I-70 into a stationary MODOT pickup truck in the work zone in the eastbound lanes near the Rocheport Bridge on Sunday night.
No one was seriously hurt after a tractor-trailer carrying oranges collided with a stationary MODOT pickup truck Sunday night on Interstate 70.
Davinder Singh, 35, of Yuba City, California, was driving a Freightliner eastbound around 9:30 p.m. on I-70 near the Missouri River Bridge near Rocheport when he went off the right side of the road and struck a stationary GMC Sierra belonging to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The semi then hit a ditch and overturned, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.
The MODOT truck was on the shoulder of a work zone with its emergency flashers on, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott White wrote in an email. There were warning signs leading up to the work zone. Singh said he swerved to the right, because he thought he saw a light in the road, but investigators determined there was nothing in the road, according to White.
Emergency repairs to the Rocheport Bridge started Saturday evening. The 24-hour work could continue through Wednesday, according to MODOT.
Singh was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was taken to University Hospital with minor injuries, according to the patrol. Daniel Nelson, 53, of Centralia was in the Sierra during the crash, but he did not report any injuries, White said.