Throw Mower Gravel Causes I-35 Ramp Accident

A Forest City, Iowa driver was injured in an accident on Interstate 35 that involved a truck, pickup, and a mowing tractor Wednesday morning in Clinton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a John Deere tractor operator was mowing along the exit ramp of I-35 southbound near Holt and threw gravel from the mower into two vehicles that were moving on the exit. The Forest City driver then stopped his pickup and the front of the truck hit his pickup. His pickup was totaled in the accident. He was taken to Liberty Hospital with moderate injuries. 45 year old Matthew Gooch of Holt was identified as the driver of the truck. The mowing tractor driver was not identified in the report.

The accident was reported at 10:40am. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri Department of Transportation assisted with the investigation.