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Semi rollover snarls I-44 at West Waynesville exit
Semi rollover snarls I-44 at West Waynesville exit

MoDOT workers examine the wreckage of a rolled-over semi at I-44 mile marker 156.0
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (Dec. 2, 2008) — A semi truck rollover on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 2, snarled traffic for more than an hour on Interstate 44 just west of Waynesville exit 156.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Toni M. Ballard, 58, of Wintersprings, Fla., was eastbound on I-44 in a 2007 Freightliner at 12:55 p.m. when she ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, ran across the roadway and off the left side, and went into the median. The semi truck then struck the median cables and overturned.

Ballard and her passenger, Brad C. Hagan, 23, of Orlando, were both transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District paramedics to St. John’s Hospital in Lebanon for what troopers reported were minor injuries. Ballard was wearing her seat belt but Hagan was not restrained, troopers reported.

The semi truck was carrying a load of magazines, according to Waynesville Deputy Fire Chief Andy Baker.

Baker said his department sent 10 firefighters with an engine, a rescue truck and three command vehicles to help control traffic and clean up the crash scene. The semi was partially blocking the passing lane and emergency personnel had to pull the semi into the median and off the traveled portion of the Interstate, Baker said.

After being pulled onto the median, the trailer was laying on its left side with the tractor at an angle but not fully overturned.

Waynesville police also assisted at the scene.

Missouri Department of Transportation reports indicated the roadway was cleared for traffic by 2:08 p.m. The semi was extensively damaged and would be removed by Jack’s Towing of St. Robert, according to state patrol reports.

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