2 drivers die in three-truck collision on I-70

Two truck drivers died Tuesday morning and a third was involved in a multiple-vehielce accident on I-70 in Missouri.

Traffic cam photo of three-truck collision

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report Robert Brainerd of St. Louis and Charles Moore of Nicholasville, Ky. died when their tractor-trailers collided head-on near the Kingdom City exit. Both men were 46.

The police report of the accident say Moore was traveling westbound when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that was hydroplaning. He wound up in in the eastbound lane, colliding with Brainerd’s truck.

A truck driven by Scott Swank, 30, was the first of several vehicles to strike Brainerd’s truck.

In all, seven vehicles were involved in the collision.