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(Update 4:50 p.m.) – I-29 traffic is back to normal travel after a crash involving a Trooper.
Sgt. Jake Angle with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said around 12 p.m. dispatch was notified of a person driving a small red car careless and imprudently on northbound I-29 around the 40 mile marker. A few minutes later, around 12:05 p.m. Angle said Frederick Kline of Faucett who was driving the 2002 Red Saturn Ion drove into the rear of 2015 F-150 being operated by Trooper Dustin Lyle of St. Joseph.
“That vehicle struck the rear of the 2015 Ford F-150 causing the driver to lose control, travel through the median and overturn onto the driver’s side. The striking vehicle, also traveled through the median and came to rest on its wheels,” Angle said.
Kline was transported to Mosaic Life Care for treatment of what was described as serious injuries. Lyle was treated and released for minor injuries.
Sgt. Angle said Trooper Lyle was not looking for the vehicle at the time of the crash but was just driving northbound on I-29 when the incident took place.
Traffic was slowed for nearly five hours in the area. Angle said the crash is still under investigation by the MSHP crash team.
(Update 4 p.m.) Traffic backed up for several hours on I-29 south of St. Joseph as crews work crash.
Patrick Kane was driving in the area and reported to the St. Joseph Post that both south and northbound traffic moving slow after a crash on I-29 near the 41 mile marker. Kane said there appeared to be a two vehicles involved in the crash. As of 1:15 p.m. traffic was slow going in both north and southbound lanes. Shortly before 4 p.m. traffic was still backed up in that area.
Sgt. Jake Angle with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said a crash team is investigating. The number of people injured and severity of injuries was not readily available.
As we learn more we will update this post.