Freightliner Crashes into Bridge in Atchison County

A Freightliner crashed into a bridge in Atchison County Monday evening.

A report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says that 61-year-old Pat E. Akridge of Utica, Indiana was driving south on I-29 seven miles north of Watson.

At 6:11 pm, the vehicle traveled off the west side of the road where the front passenger side struck the guardrail. The vehicle then returned to the roadway and traveled off of the east side where the front driver’s side struck a bridge before coming to a stop facing east in the passing lane with the towed unit facing south also in the passing lane.

Akridge was wearing a seat belt and suffered a minor injury. He was transported to Grape Community Hospital by Atchison Holt Ambulance.