The fatality victim in the head-on collision between two tractor trailers on Interstate 35 early Friday morning has yet to be identified.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the driver of a 2012 Freightliner was pronounced dead at the scene by Daviess County Coroner David McWilliams at 3 a.m. The victim's name is being withheld until a positive identification can be made.
Two others were injured. A passenger in the northbound tractor trailer, 58-year old Michael D. McQueen of Jonesborough, Tennessee, was pulled out of the truck by a passing motorist and transported by Life Net air ambulance to the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The driver of the other tractor trailer, 57-year old Raymond Emard of Racine, Wisconsin, was transported by Cameron Ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center.
The accident occurred about 1:00 a.m. in the southbound lane of the interstate at the 61-mile marker, near the Winston exit.
The patrol reports the northbound truck crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the southbound tractor trailer head-on.
Both vehicles burned to their frames and 600 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the ditch along the interstate. Region H hazardous materials personnel and the Department of Natural Resources responded to contain the spill.
Both lanes of the interstate were closed.
The patrol was assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff's Office, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Cameron Police Department, Gallatin Police Department, K.A.W. Fire Department, Gallatin Fire Department, Cameron Fire Department, Hamilton Fire Department, as well as DNR, and Missouri Department of Transportation.