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Truck traveling down Missouri Avenue ends up in a hole after road collapses

A truck ended up in a hole Thursday when a section of Missouri Avenue collapsed.
A truck ended up in a hole Thursday when a section of Missouri Avenue collapsed. csmith@bnd.com

A tractor-trailer ended up in a large hole Thursday morning on Missouri Avenue at 21st Street.

The driver of the truck was not identified and was not injured. A spokesman for Petroff Trucking Co. said the driver “was coming from the rock quarry in Cahokia and was driving down Route 15 when the right lane collapsed.”

The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m.

A road crew barricaded the hole and shut down the right lane of Missouri Avenue.

City and IDOT officials are investigating and trying to decide who has responsibility for maintenance of the road.

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