Oak Grove Truck Driver Killed in I-70 Collision
An Oak Grove man was killed in an accident involving two tractor trailers colliding on I-70 in Lafayette County Wednesday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2018 Freightliner driven by 60-year-old John K. Cullett of Lincoln, Illinois, was stopped in traffic due to another crash on I-70 at the 42-mile marker just after 6 a.m., when a westbound 2019 Freightliner driven by 39-year-old Anthony D. Meunier of Oak Grove, overtook and struck the first Freightliner.
Meunier was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:50 a.m., by Lafayette County Deputy D. Cox. Meunier was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.
Cullett's truck had extensive damage, while Meunier's truck was totaled.
Both were towed by Jackson County Tow.
Lafayette County Deputies assisted the eight Troopers on scene.