One person dead after truck slides off I-44

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 11:58 PM

(KMOV.com) – One person is dead after a truck slid off Interstate 44.

Police say the incident occurred close to 11:45 a.m. on Sunday.  Authorities say the truck was about to exit onto Interstate 270 from Interstate 44 when it slid off the road.  The tractor trailer did not hit any other vehicles.

Police say the driver has been identified as 56-year-old Teddy Bass of Dolittle, MO. Police say Dolittle lost control and over corrected his wheel causing the tractor trailer to jack-knife on a collision course with a pole.

Firefighters worked to free Dolittle. He was then rushed to a hospital where he died.

The scene showed other truck drivers who were there what hazards they face.

"When I see stuff like that, I thank God all the time because I know that could have been me," D'alton Blackwell said.

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