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Local Man Seriously Injured After Hitting Tractor Trailer

Edward Montgomery, 57, was seriously injured Wednesday after a serious tractor trailer injury accident on Highway 63.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Montgomery was driving a 1991 Mercury cab on Highway 63 around 3:20 p.m. when the crash occurred. A 2007 International tractor trailer was ahead of Montgomery and had slowed to make a right turn. Montgomery rear-ended the trailer and both vehicles came to a stop on the highway.

Montgomery was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia for emergency treatment. The tractor trailer driver, Ronald Osterholt, 52, was not injured.

Fortunately, Montgomery was wearing a seat belt or this Missouri tractor trailer accident could have been much worse.