Semi involved in crash that hit MoDOT truck on I-470

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation shared pictures of a crash that sent one of its workers to the hospital Tuesday morning.

The employee is in pain, but is expected to recover from the injuries sustained.

The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 470 before Blue Ridge Boulevard. Two lanes of the interstate were closed as officers investigated the crash.

MoDOT said a semitruck hit one of the department’s buffer trucks. The specialty trucks are designed to protect workers as they work on highways. You can see in the second picture the amount of damage the impact caused to the buffer truck.

The buffer truck was destroyed in the crash.

MoDOT hasn’t released the extent of the driver’s injuries.

This is a developing story and FOX4 will update it as information becomes available.

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