Semi truck crashes over guard rail on US-63

9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago Monday, October 16 2017 Oct 16, 2017 Monday, October 16, 2017 11:57:00 PM CDT October 16, 2017 in News
By: Sydney Kalich, KOMU 8 Digital Producer & Daniel Esteve, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA- A semi truck crashed over a guard rail on U-63 by E. Friendship Church Rd. late Monday night. 

The semi-truck was traveling southbound on US-63. The 63-year-old driver, from Shelbyville, was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The semi-truck was carrying sugar beet pellets. 

Upon impact, the guard rail was completely destroyed. US-63 was closed for part of Monday night, but reopened early Tuesday morning. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating the crash. 

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include new information about the driver released by MSHP.

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