Bryan Messenger Killed in 18-Wheeler Accident on Interstate 70 in Lafayette County, MO
Lafayette County, MO -- On April 12, 2019, 30-year-old Bryan Messenger was killed in a collision between two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle near in a construction zone in Lafayette County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident happened just before 2:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. Messenger was driving a Freightliner 18-wheeler as it approached a construction zone on I-70; for reasons unknown, Messenger failed to adjust for slowing traffic and rear-ended a Volvo tractor-trailer, which in turn was pushed into a Ford passenger vehicle.
Messenger suffered fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The MHP continues to investigate the incident.