A Boone County (Missouri) Fire District Assistant Chief was killed in an Interstate 70 crash early this morning.
Assistant Chief Bryant Gladney died at the scene after the crash involving a tractor-trailer near Route Z. Gladney was arriving on the scene of a crash when a westbound tractor-trailer hit Gladney’s truck at high speed before hitting a University Hospital ambulance and the vehicle involved in the original crash. Gladney was extricated and pronounced dead at the hospital. I-70 remained closed in the area about four hours after the crash.
The semi-truck hit the vehicles of emergency crews who responded to the first crash.
CHARLOTTE NC OFFICER STRUCK ON INTERSTATE
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer Mia Goodwin was killed in the Line of Duty Wednesday morning after working a traffic crash on Interstate 85. The crash happened on 85 South near exit 45 at W.T. Harris Boulevard. A CMPD cruiser was seen with heavy damage on the rear end. There was also a second damaged CMPD cruiser on scene.
Police were responding to an initial crash on I-85 in northeast Charlotte at exit 45 southbound involving an 18-wheeler. Before 0400., another 18-wheeler struck the police vehicles responding to the crash.
More to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.