Anhydrous trailer overturns, driver injured

Posted: Jan. 24, 2013 7:54 am Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 11:15 am


HURDLAND, Mo. -- A truck pulling an anhydrous trailer overturned at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday on Mo. 6, one mile west of Hurdland. The driver was injured.

Larry M. Mershon, 69, of Macomb, Ill., was taken by Knox County Ambulance to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment.

The eastbound 2006 Peterbilt tractor lost a wheel bearing, causing the driver to lose control. The tractor and anhydrous trailer traveled off the right side of the highway and overturned, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Mershon was wearing a seat belt.

Also assisting were the Knox County Sheriff's Department and Knox County First Responders.