MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Missouri- A professional truck driver from Eldon was killed on I-70 early Thursday morning, the Missouri Highway Patrol says.
Darren Liggett, 39, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Montgomery County Coroner D. M. Colbert. He was taken to Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.
The crash occurred as Liggett traveled off the left side of the roadway and overcorrected. He then returned to the roadway and lost control, sending the rig off the left side of the roadway. The truck jackknifed and struck the median barrier cable and posts ejecting him.
He was not wearing a seatbelt in the 2015 Mack Truck according to troopers.
Cpl. R. S. Miller was assisted by Sgt. P. J. Kempke (982) and Sgt. P. W. Meyers with the Crash Team in the investigation.
This was the 12th fatality incident Troop F has recorded this year.
An GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses here.
His wife, Wendy Zeigler Liggett, went to Camdenton High School.