OAKLAND, Mo. — A semi-truck crashed into a bridge over I-44 just after 3:00 a.m. Friday. The bridge is located on the Great Rivers Greenway Grants Trail at Big Bend. Several eastbound lanes are closed.
The truck driver was injured in the accident. The extent of the injuries are not clear at this time.
The semi was carrying produce, and it spilled onto the highway. The St. Louis County Health Department has been notified about the load of food items.
The Great Rivers Greenway Bridge appears to be heavily damaged. MoDOT says that they are not concerned about the safety of the interstate after the crash.
Crews are diligently cleaning up the semi-trucks, debris, and trash on the road. This is a developing story. More details will be posted as they come into the FOX 2 Newsroom.