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Police: Truck in Clinton County crash T-boned by second truck

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Police have released details about a crash Wednesday in Clinton County. They say the driver of one pickup truck simply didn’t see the driver of another as he pulled out, causing a spectacular crash.

The accident happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of Jamestown and Goodings Ford roads near Breese.

According to Clinton County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Dan Travous, the driver of a Ford Ranger stopped at the intersection. But the Ranger’s driver failed to see a southbound pickup and pulled out into the intersection. The second pickup hit the Ranger broadside.

The collision caused the Ranger to roll at least twice before landing in the ditch at the left of the roadway.

The Ranger’s driver, who was alert and talking with rescue workers, had to be extricated and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. He then was flown to St. Louis University Hospital.

There was no information about the hospitalized driver’s condition or if the second driver suffered any injuries.

Neither driver’s identity was being released by the sheriff’s department as of Friday, and no tickets have been issued in connection to the crash so far.