A semi truck carrying coal overturned near the intersection of U.S. 61 and Warren Barrett Drive Friday morning at approximately 9 a.m.
The driver of the Western Star semi trailer, 52-year-old David Brooks, swerved to avoid a stopped vehicle. The load of coal in the dump trailer shifted and broke free from the tractor and overturned.
Gloria Smith, 38, of Hannibal, Missouri was westbound on Warren Barrett Drive in a 2011 Ford van approaching the electrical signal when coal from the spilt load struck the left side of the vehicle.
Richella Pipkin, 42, also of Hannibal, was also westbound on Warren Barrett Drive in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. Pipkin's vehicle was struck on the left front driverâ??s side by coal debris. Her Tahoe was behind the van.Police called in a front-end loader to clean the coal off the highway.
No one was hurt in the accident.