Accident on I-70
2:12 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

MoDOT worker hurt after being hit on I-70

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Depicted is the area of Interstate 70 that was closed this morning due to an accident that injured a Missouri Department of Transportation worker.

A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is hospitalized after being struck on Interstate 70 in St. Charles.

Authorities say a MoDOT crew was doing pothole repair on Friday when a gasoline tanker truck struck a MoDOT vehicle. The worker was struck as part of the collision and was seriously hurt. His name was not released.

The cab of the tanker caught fire but was put out. The interstate was shut down for a lengthy time in both directions, and hazardous materials workers were cleaning up leaking fuel.