A truck crash at 2:04 Monday afternoon along US 61 in Pike County snarled traffic. The Missouri Highway Patrol and MODOT say southbound traffic was reduced to to one lane through late Monday afternoon because of the crash. Troopers say a truck driven by 29-year-old Eric Leeper of Bondurant, Iowa went off the pavement, hit an embankment and overturned. Troopers say Leeper was taken by air evac to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of serious injuries.

Kurt Parsons