Friday, July 15, 2022

Independence truck driver injured in Bates County rollover accident

On July 15th around 12:40 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County along with Bates County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Missouri 18 Highway and CR 12002 in rural Merwin.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the eastbound 2020 Hino Tractor Trailer driven by 21 year old Joseph M. Beem of Independence, Missouri traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned.

Mr. Beem sustained moderate injuries and he was transported by ambulance to Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The truck was totaled and towed from the scene of this accident by J's Southland Tow.

View crash report below:

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