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Monday, March 8, 2021

Semi truck rollover in Bates County

On 3/8/21around 2:45am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies and Bates County EMS responded to a one vehicle semi truck rollover accident in the southbound lanes of I-49 near mile marker 128.8 just south of Butler.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2007 Freightliner driven by 48 year old Mark Eckles of Kansas City, Kansas hit a deer in the roadway causing the semi to veer off the left side of the road striking a culvert and overturning.

Mr. Eckles sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for treatment.

The truck was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by Impact Tow of Independence, Missouri.