Discovery made by IDOT employees in area about 120 miles southeast of Springfield.
As the opening of the new diverging diamond interchange nears, MoDOT will open several ramps at I-70 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
A water main break has shut down center and right lanes of the interstate just past Jennings Station Road.
Police say at least 79 cows were in the truck and it’s likely some will have to be euthanized. One animal escaped but was corralled.
Police say there were reports of shots being fired in the area shortly before the crash.
KCI Construction was awarded the contract to build the “lid” over I-70 that stretches from the Old Courthouse to the Arch for $26.4 million.
The bill would put a grassy lid over the downtown depressed lanes of I-70 and reroute Memorial Drive.
Lanes will be closed Friday morning and again in the evening on I-70.
The accident occurred about 5 a.m. near the Manchester exit. Local media show the truck burning intensely before the blaze was extinguished.
A coroner says none of five men killed when their van repeatedly overturned on Interstate 70 near Vandalia was carrying identification.