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Both lanes of Hwy 51 open after semi crash near Chester Bridge

According to the Perry County Missouri Sheriff's Office, Highway 51 in Missouri is back open after a crash on Thursday, May 31. (Source: KFVS) According to the Perry County Missouri Sheriff's Office, Highway 51 in Missouri is back open after a crash on Thursday, May 31. (Source: KFVS)
PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

According to the Perry County Missouri Sheriff's Office, Highway 51 in Missouri is back open after a crash on Thursday, May 31.

This was two miles south of the Chester Bridge on the Missouri side.

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The road had been closed due to a traffic crash involving two semis.

According to Troop C Highway Patrol, winds caused one semi to turn on its side and slid into the northbound lane. The front of another semi struck the top of the semi.

The driver of the second semi, James Klump, 52, of Ullin received serious injuries and was taken to a regional hospital.

The crash happened at 9:10 a.m. 1/2 mile north of County Road 942A.

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