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Two sustain minor injuries after rollover accident on Interstate 70

Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 5:15 p.m. CDT; updated 11:44 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 19, 2011
Justin Ritter prepares to winch a wrecked car out of a ditch on Interstate 70 near mile marker 118. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Cluver at the scene, the driver of the car attempted to avoid debris that had fallen off a tractor trailer driving ahead of the vehicle, and the driver swerved off the road and rolled.

COLUMBIA — A female driver and male passenger sustained minor injuries in a single-car rollover accident on I-70 Thursday afternoon.

The car, a Buick LeSabre, sustained significant damage when it went off the road near mile marker 118.

Trooper Jon Cluver of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the driver appeared to have swerved to miss something that fell off of a tractor trailer, and the car went into a ditch.

The driver and passenger were both wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and were transported to University Hospital, Cluver said.

Traffic was backed up heading westbound on I-70 to Highway UU.


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