update: 1:05pm on Saturday, July 14 — The Missouri Highway Patrol says the section of eastbound Interstate 70 closed due to the traffic crash has now reopened. The state trooper injured in the crash was sitting in his squad car after making a traffic stop when he was hit. The trooper’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. No word yet on the other victim’s injuries.
Wright City, MO–(KMOX)–An accident involving a Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper has all eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Wright City shut down at this hour. No word on injuries. A Highway Patrol spokesman says it’s a two-car accident involving a trooper. All eastbound lanes of 70 are shut down at the rest area near Wright City. No word on when the highway is expected to reopen.