Wintery conditions cause semi rollover

Icy and snowy roadways led to a semi-truck accident Sunday afternoon.

According to an accident report completed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert C. Zeh, 56, of  Eolia was driving southbound on US 61, one-half mile south of MO 54 at Bowling Green when he lost control of his 2012 Peterbuilt, which was hauling a gasoline tanker,  on the ice-covered roadway.

The semi travelled off the left side of the highway and overturned into the median.

Zeh was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident and was reported as having minor injuries. He was transported to the Lincoln County Medical Center by a private party. The Highway Patrol recorded extensive damages to the semi.

MoDOT and the Highway Patrol stated the accident occured at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. For hours after the accident, both lanes of Highway 61 were closed. The lanes were reopened, according to MoDOT, in the early morning hours Monday.


Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm