Leslie man overturns Franklin Co. Highway Dept. dump truck south of Spring Bluff

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has reported that Darwin McManus, 50, of Leslie was involved in a one-vehicle accident yesterday after losing control of the Franklin County Highway Department dump truck he was driving.

McManus was traveling northbound on Highway 185 near Little Boone Creek Road, south of Spring Bluff when he lost control of the 2011 International 7400 dump truck he was driving.

After traveling off the right side of the roadway, McManus attempted to correct his error, overcorrected and then overturned. The truck then struck a tree and came to rest on the left side of the roadway. The crash occurred around 2:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Sullivan Hospital by Gerald Ambulance. He was not wearing a safety device. The truck sustained extensive damages.