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I-49 dump truck overturns near Carthage, Mo., gravel covers both NB lanes

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 1:10 p.m. Wednesday reports of a dump truck overturned, dumping its load, on I-49 north at the Civil War Road exit alerted Jasper County E-911.

Carthage Fire, Mercy Ambulance and Jasper County Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT Emergency Response were notified.

The male driver, 46, was out of the vehicle as EMS arrived to the scene we are told. He was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Schrader’s Towing were summoned to upright and remove the crashed dump truck.

The crash occurred at 55.4 mile marker north.

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Initially the gravel load scattered across all lanes, blocking all northbound traffic. However the dump truck came to rest blocking exit 55 ramp, which takes traffic to Civil War Road.

Traffic continued after the roadway was cleared of most gravel. It wasn’t until later the ramp was cleared as a MoDOT brush truck finished up about 3 p.m.

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