Truck Driver Bounces Off Guard Rails Near Laclede, Passenger Injured

A passenger in a semi was injured in an accident in Linn County Wednesday morning.  State Troopers report 63-year-old Toncho Krastev of Florida was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate injuries.  The accident happened about 8:10 am on US 36, east of Laclede.  According to the report, the driver, 49-year-old Dennis Deston of New York, was eastbound and ran off the right side of the road, struck a bridge guard rail, crossed the eastbound lanes striking the guard rail on the left side of the road, then crossed the lanes again as struck the guard rail before the truck stopped on the shoulder.  The driver was not injured.

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