Car strikes rear-end of tractor trailer under Connecticut Ave Bridge

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 8 a.m. Monday morning, November 14, 2022 reports on I-44 east near 7.8 mile marker a passenger car and tractor trailer collided alerting Joplin E-911.

Joplin Fire, Joplin Police and METS ambulance responded.

On the scene Joplin Police Traffic Ofc D. Farmer tells us the passenger car struck the rear end of the tractor trailer that was completing the large hill eastbound which peaks near the Connecticut Ave Bridge.

The collision came to rest under the bridge.

Ofc Farmer says one female driver was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Coats Towing removed the car. The tractor trailer was driven from the scene.

The crash was cleared in about an hour.

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