Tractor Trailer Accident Ties Up Interstate Traffic In Pulaski County

A 3-vehicle accident on I-44 at 4:00 p.m. Thursday resulted in minor injuries but tied up traffic on the interstate at the 168-mile marker westbound in Pulaski County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that a tractor-trailer driven by 34-year-old Savita Devi of San Jose, California, was slowing for traffic, crossed the center line, and jackknifed. The trailer then struck another tractor-trailer driven by 58-year-old Richard F. Thenikl of Pittsburg, Kansas, Thenikl’s truck then hit another vehicle driven by 33-year-old Pavlo Zazulka of Chicago, Illinois. Thenikl was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon with minor injuries.