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Lincoln County, Mo (KSDK) - Officials in Lincoln County responded toa serious accident Wednesday morning involving an overturned tanker truck.

Barry Nuss with the Lincoln County Fire Protection District says the accident happened around 5 a.m. along Highway 61 near Creech Lane, a few miles north of Troy.

Nuss says the 8,000 gallon alcohol tanker truck overturnedtrapping the driver inside. Thedriverhad to be extricated by firefighters on scene. He wasairlifted to St. John's Hospital.

MoDOT closedalllanesof Highway 61 for several hours. The highway was reopened by 1:20 p.m.

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