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Semi veers off I-29, crashes through guardrail

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Posted: Apr 25, 2021 10:09 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2021 12:43 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A semi truck driver escaped with minor injuries after his tractor trailer crashed through a guardrail on I-229 in St. Joseph on Saturday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. Saturday near mile marker 43 on I-29 just south of St. Joseph.

Troopers said the semi was heading north on I-29 when it veered off the east side of the highway and crossed over the entrance ramp from I-229 to I-29. The tractor trailer hit the guardrail and went down an embankment and overturned.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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