Semi triggers large pileup in MO

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  1. Trucking in Tennessee

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    A major pileup crash involving multiple tractor trailers has been reported near Canton, Missouri.

    The pileup began around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, on U.S. 61, about 2 miles north of MO 16.

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    According to an initial report from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, a semi truck jackknifed on the slick roadway, triggering a chain reaction crash involving between 20 and 30 vehicles.

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    The driver of the jackknifed semi was transported to the hospital, according to local news outlet KHQA.

    According to a 12:45 p.m. update from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. 61 northbound remains closed and traffic is being diverted at Highway 16.


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  3. lovesthedrive

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    By the pictures it looks like there should be more to this story. Whats the cause for the rest of the trucks stopped ahead of this wreck?
     
  4. Trucking in Tennessee

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    Roads could be icy. It is a bit of a hill, and they probably don't want to end up like the rest of these guys.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

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    Dang that blue truck is torn up good. Why am i not surprised its white volvo inthe ditch?
     
  6. asphaltreptile311

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    Im 40 miles from there shut down before the riff raff
     
  7. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Headline is wrong. It's the cars' fault.
     
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  8. kemosabi49

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    If the truck weren't running too close together they wouldn't have piled up on each other like that.
     
  9. mjd4277

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    That herd mentality can get people injured and/or killed.
     
  10. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Mooooooo!
     
  11. Buc

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    The crazy thing is I often go that way to avoid all the traffic on 70 and 29 into Iowa...

    ... Prayers for all involved in that mess.
     
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