Truck Driver Dies in Rollover Accident on I-70
A Florrisant man died in a rollover accident that occurred late Thursday night in Lafayette County.
The MSHP reports that an eastbound 2017 Freightliner on I-70 driven by 47-year-old Eddie L. Hughes traveled onto the shoulder at Mile Marker 44 at 11:05 p.m., and struck an unoccupied 2007 Dodge Magnum, then traveled off the roadway, down an embankment and overturned.
Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene by Lafayette County Deputy S. Crosson at 1:40 a.m.
The Freightliner and Magnum were totaled.
The body was taken to Hoefer's Funeral Home in Higginsville.