A two-vehicle accident on I-70 claimed the life of a Florida man on Friday afternoon.


According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an eastbound 2015 Ford F-650 driven by 40-year-old Nicholas A. Barbieri of Brooksville, Florida, began to overtake an eastbound 2017 Kenworth T-680 on I-70 at the 95.6 mile marker in Cooper County at 2:15 p.m., when the Ford traveled off the left side of the roadway and the driver overcorrected, returned to the roadway and struck the Kenworth. The Ford then traveled off the left side, struck median cables and overturned, striking several traffic signs. The Ford came to rest facing westbound on the driver's side in an emergency crossover.

Barbieri was pronounced dead at the scene by Cooper County Coroner James Hurt at 2:22 p.m. The body was taken to Howard Funeral Home in Boonville.

An 11-year-old boy in the Ford, also from Brooksville, Fla., suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Both were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Ford had extensive damage and was towed from the scene, while the Kenworth had minor damage.

The Kenworth was driven by 65-year-old Robert W. Foran of Humboldt, Illinois. He was reportedly uninjured.

A total of five Troopers responded to the scene.

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