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Box truck ends up in woods after driver loses control

The 2018 Freightliner Box Truck then went down an embankment and into the woods near the highway. (KTVO)

A driver was able to walk away after his box truck was totaled when it crashed into dense woods in rural Knox County Tuesday afternoon.

According to NEMO News, Michael Wolfe, 32, of Newton, Iowa, was driving northbound on Missouri Highway 11 approximately 1.5 miles east of the Adair County line when he hit the side of a bridge, lost control of his vehicle and left the right side of the road.

The 2018 Freightliner Box Truck then went down an embankment and into the woods near the highway.

The vehicle hit several trees, which demolished the front end of the truck and ripped open the cargo container which held a load of tires.

Wolfe, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was not injured.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the box truck was a total loss.

The Knox County Ambulance District, Knox County Rescue Squad, Baring Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on scene.






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