Two semis collide on I-70; one driver taken to hospital

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 4:43 p.m. CDT; updated 7:09 a.m. CDT, Friday, May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA — Two semi-tractor trailers collided on Interstate 70 Thursday afternoon, sending one of the drivers to University Hospital with minor injuries.

Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brad Fraizer said the two trucks collided near mile marker 124 near the Stadium Boulevard exit around 3 p.m., but the cause for the collision was still unknown. One of the trucks was transporting agricultural products, and the other was hauling refrigerated carbon dioxide, though in both cases the cargo did not spill, Fraizer said. Fraizer said both trucks were heading west at the time of the collision.

Traffic in the westbound lane was backed up to U.S. 63 as of 4:30 p.m., according to David Rosman, who was driving on I-70.

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