Semi truck narrowly avoids lake after swerving to miss deer
A semi truck driver heading south on US 61 early Wednesday swerved to miss a deer and ended up a foot away from the edge of a lake.
Ron Roseman was driving southbound on US 61 approximately a half-mile north of the 24/61 Interchange when he swerved to miss a deer and struck an idle semi truck on the shoulder. After side-swiping the truck, Roseman went down the embankment through a fence and came to a stop at the edge of the lake.
James R. Nelson was the driver of the idle truck and had stopped to look up directions.
Roseman was carrying 21,000 lbs. of food for Target and a health department official was called ion to inspect the product.
The Target truck also lost fuel, prompting a call to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to inspect the land where the fuel spilled.
Trooper Dominick Walker of the Missouri Highway Patrol handled the investigation and says neither driver was injured and no citations were given at the time.