Knox County, Missouri – Friday, September 6, 2019 – The driver of a Knox County Road & Bridge rock truck was minorly injured in a rollover crash Friday morning approximately two miles west of Colony, MO.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report and first responders at the scene of the crash, the rock truck was being driven by Nicholas McCarty, 21, of Hurdland.
McCarty was northbound on Highway V when he traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned at approximately 7:55 a.m.
The vehicle came to rest facing south on the highway approximately one-quarter mile south of the Highway K junction.
According to a report, McCarty freed himself from the cab of the vehicle by using a shovel to break out the windshield before emergency responders arrived.
McCarty was taken by ambulance to the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
The rock truck, a 2005 International Harvester Dump Truck, was totaled in the crash. It was part of the Knox County Road & Bridge crew’s fleet of vehicles. Robert’s Garage removed it from the scene.
MSHP, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knox City Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Ambulance District, Missouri Department of Transportation, Knox County Rescue Squad and Robert’s Garage responded to the call, along with the Knox County Road & Bridge Supervisor Tim Couch and all three Knox County Commissioners Evan Glasgow, Roger Parton and Ronnie Leckbee.
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