WB I-44 reopen after accident forced closure near St. Clair

WB I-44 reopen after accident forced closure near St. Clair

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WB I-44 reopen after accident forced closure near St. Clair

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KMOV.com

Posted on August 10, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 3:49 AM

(KMOV)—All westbound lanes of Interstate 44 near St. Clair, Missouri have reopened after crews  cleared an accident involving a UPS tractor trailer.

According to authorities, the accident happened Wednesday morning.  Officials said it took rescue workers over an hour to free the driver from the cab of the truck.  The details of the accident have not been released.  Investigators are working to determine how the accident happened.

 

The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment.  His condition has not been released.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident. 

Westbound I-44 near St. Clair, Missouri was expected to be shut down until, at least 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  Crews were able to clear the wreckage quickly and the interstate reopened before 3 p.m.

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