Dump Truck and Semi Involved in Head-On Crash In Missouri

By March 18, 2008Trucking Accidents

In Springfield Missouri a dump truck and tractor-trailer were involved in an early morning collision that left one man dead, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred at about 5:15 am on March 18, five miles north of Springfield, Mo. A Missouri Department of Transportation dump truck driven by Springfield resident Joshua Slatten, 21, was headed northbound on U.S. 65. The dump truck crashed nearly head-on into a southbound tractor-trailer driven by 32-year-old Robert Christian of De Soto, Mo.
Slatten was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Christian was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries, the Springfield News-Leader reports.
The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.
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