Jefferson City Police say Tuesday morning’s crash involving an overturned tractor trailer on the tri-level closed southbound Highway 54 traffic for five hours. The crash impacted the commute for thousands of motorists, preventing some from getting to work for a few hours. We’ve received listener complaints about the tri-level’s design. Missouri Governor Mike Parson tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” that the state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) should consider redesigning the tri-level. The governor tells listeners that we’re going into a different era and that MoDOT has done of a good job of responding to his call for them to push the envelope. Governor Parson also praises two bipartisan bills that he signed into law on Tuesday in Columbia: the I-70 expansion bill and NIL legislation. Governor Parson tells listeners that six-laning I-70 statewide will boost safety and the economy:
While no injuries are reported, Jefferson City Police say Tuesday morning’s crash involving an overturned tractor trailer on the tri-level closed southbound Highway 54 traffic for about five hours.
The crash impacted the commute for thousands of motorists, preventing some from getting to work. That included some state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees.
939 the Eagle’s Stephanie Bell says it took her more than two hours to get from Ashland to Jefferson City because of the wreck. Jefferson City Police say the crash happened when a semi carrying livestock had a weight shift and overturned, causing a fuel spill. The cattle had to be transferred from the overturned trailer.
Jefferson City Police and other first responders are on-scene of an overturned tractor trailer in the westbound lanes of the busy tri level, near the Missouri National Guard’s facility.
939 the Eagle listeners say traffic has been backed up past the Missouri River bridge into Holts Summit.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash has been causing significant travel delays on westbound Highway 54, southbound Highway 63 and westbound Highway 94. Avoid the area if possible.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson City Police are assisting Columbia Police with Monday’s homicide investigation on Dove drive.
That’s north of Blue Ridge road, near fire station nine. The murder happened in broad daylight, at about 4:30 pm. Columbia Police investigators have identified the homicide victim as 33-year-old Deshon Joseph Houston of Columbia. He suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
CPD investigators have identified a suspect vehicle, which was found crashed into a tree just after the homicide. Multiple witnesses tell Columbia Police that four black males left the crash scene and were later seen trying to flag down vehicles near I-70 Drive Northwest. CPD believes those four individuals are armed and dangerous.
Columbia Police spokesman Christian Tabak tells 939 the Eagle that CPD is continuing their investigation and search for suspects. Anyone with information should call Columbia Crimestoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.
Jefferson City Police say a motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon’s collision at Country Club drive and Rainbow suffered moderate injuries.
Police say the incident happened when a Jeep driven by 52-year-old Tina Koeing of Jefferson City turned left towards Rainbow drive and crossed the westbound lanes in front of the motorcycle.
Police say motorcyclist Robby Calton struck the passenger side rear of the Jeep. The 41-year-old Calton was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for moderate injuries. Koeing was not injured, according to the police report.