ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)– Driver Killed After Tanker Overturns On Hwy 79 In St. Peters
The driver of a tractor-trailer filled with fuel was killed when it crashed in St. Peters Wednesday.
The Missouri State patrol said the victim is 58-year-old Arthur Johnson of Louisiana, MO.
Troopers said he was taking the Salt River Rd. exit from Highway 79 when the tractor-trailer rolled.
“It’s hard when you come to a scene like this hoping to make a rescue and end up making a recovery,” Central County Fire and Rescue Asst. Chief Steven Brown said.
It took emergency crews more than three hours to remove the body.