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Semi driver falls asleep, crashes on U.S. 65 in Ozark, Mo.

Courtesy: Ozark Fire Protection District
Courtesy: Ozark Fire Protection District(KY3)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 1:54 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 1:56 PM CDT
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OZARK, Mo. (KY3) - A tractor-trailer crash tied up traffic on on U.S. 65 near Ozark Wednesday.

The crash happened at 1 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway. The crash closed the right lane of southbound traffic at Jackson Street.

Investigators say the driver was traveling southbound on U.S. 65 when he fell asleep. The driver woke up and overcorrected, losing control of the vehicle. The trailer came off the truck in the crash.

The driver did not suffer any injuries. The crash did not involve any other vehicles.

It took several hours for MoDOT to clean up the crash.

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