Macon man killed; car crushed between two semis
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:05:23 GMT —
A northeast Missouri man is dead after his car was crushed between two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning in southwest Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Corey Gresham, 41, of Macon is one of two drivers who were killed in the chain-reaction crash on Highway 60 in Republic.
The other driver killed was Lawrence Coan, 65, of Kimberling City, Missouri.
Investigators said Greshamâ??s car and Coan's pickup were stopped behind a semi at a stoplight when a second tractor-trailer driven by a California man slammed into the third vehicle in the line-up, crushing them all together.
The westbound lanes of Highway 60 were closed for five hours while crash investigators took measurements and figured out exactly how the accident happened.
As required by state law, both surviving drivers were tested for alcohol.
According to KY3-TV, late Wednesday afternoon, the driver of the truck that caused the crash was charged with two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
Lei Sun, 31, from Alhambra, Calif., was being held in the Greene County jail on $25,000 bond.
A fifth vehicle, an SUV, received minor damage when it was struck by debris from the impact.