Snow, ice make travel treacherous locally

A tractor trailer sits on its side last Wednesday morning after tipping over while trying to negotiate an icy turn at the intersection of Highway 39 and West North Street in Mt. Vernon. The wrecker was successful in eventually removing both from the scene. (Photo by Ryan Squibb)

The mangled remains of a Farr Better Plumbing truck driven by Kyle Bernard, of Springfield, lies in a ravine under I-44, about four miles west of Mt. Vernon. According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, on Monday, Feb. 8, Bernard, 36, was driving east on I-44 when his vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet C2500, went into the median and struck the median barrier. The vehicle went airborne and struck an embankment. Bernard, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. The truck suffered total damage and was taken away by Silverado Towing. (Photo by Steve Chapman)


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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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