KC: Man airlifted after two-truck crash on US-65 in Pettis County

PETTIS COUNTY, MO – A crash between two Freightliner trucks late Monday morning near Sedalia left one driver with serious injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at North Grand Avenue and was first reported at about 11:18 a.m.

Officials say a 52-year-old man from Smithton was operating a 2015 Freightliner M2 southbound when he failed to yield, pulling into the direct path of a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia traveling eastbound.

Moments later, the Cascadia struck the M2, which sent it rolling onto its side.

The driver of the M2 was rushed by airlift to University Hospital, Columbia, for serious injuries.

No injuries to the other driver, a 74-year-old man from Bloomfield, Iowa, were reported.

Both semi-trucks were totaled in the wreck and required removal from the crash site.

No charges have been reported at this time.

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