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Tractor-Trailer Driver Seriously Injured In Fiery Wreck

A serious Missouri truck accident sent the driver to the hospital and shut down westbound I-70 for hours.

The driver, later identified by local media as Jerry Oiler, 51, was airlifted from the tractor-trailer crash site and flown to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center for emergency treatment.

The crash happened around 1:20 p.m. near Wright City, Missouri. Oiler’s truck began to drift to the right side of the roadway, where it hit a parked car. After the collision, the car and truck burst into flames.

The parked car was unoccupied at the time of the crash. Hopefully Oiler can make a full recovery.

More investigation will be needed to determine why Oiler’s tractor-trailer drifted off the road and why he didn’t see the parked car.