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I-44 Tractor-trailer Accident Shuts Down Portion of the Interstate in St Louis COunty, Missouri


February 05, 2021

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - A truck accident news story on stltoday.com reports that an 18-wheerler truck accident occurred in St. Louis County, Misssouri.  The crash happened in the westbound lane of Interstate 44.*  According to the St. Louis County police, the tractor-trailer truck overturned along I-44.  

The Missouri Department of Transportation stated that the accident scene was cleared  around 12:30 pm. 

The National Highway Safety Administration reports that large trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds are involved in 12 percent of all motor vehicle collisions although they only comprise 4 percent of all registered vehicles on U.S. roads. During a recent twelve month period commercial trucks were involved in 380,000 crashes that resulted in over 4,229 fatalities and 90,000 injuries.

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Sources:

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/tractor-trailer-accident-closed-lanes-on-i-44-saturday/article_0cbc5837-e391-5519-a8bc-506f28a437f0.html

https://www.iihs.org/topics/large-trucks

Category: Truck Accidents

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