Missouri Fire Truck, Semi Collide on Highway


A crash between a fire truck and a semitrailer closed down a section of U.S. Highway 71 in Peculiar on Wednesday.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of 71 Highway near J Highway.

Police said the fire truck was responding to another crash at the scene when the semitrailer T-boned the truck. There were no firefighters on the truck at the time of the crash.

Traffic in the area is backed up and being re-routed away from the crash.

Medical teams airlifted a victim from the original crash and the driver of the semitrailer to a hospital. There was no immediate word on their conditions.

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