Missouri man driving semi died in fiery crash after veering off road

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

On March 6 at about 10:20 AM, a semitrailer truck veered off of Interstate 29, across a shallow ditch, and into trees, where it burst into flames near mile marker 131 south of Salix in Woodbury County.  Driver Moss Ray Prewitt, of Forsythe, MO, was taken to St. Lukes Hospital but died of his injuries.  Prewitt was a driver employed by Tyson Foods and had been carrying a truckload of meat from Dakota City.  It is unclear what caused the crash, although speculation posits that Prewitt suffered a medical condition.  Four vehicles had earlier been struck by a Tyson vehicle in Dakota City, but there is no video evidence to show whether any of those incidents were related to this one.

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