A multi-vehicle traffic crash Thursday morning on Interstate 57 near Charleston, Missouri, has both directions blocked.
Early reports indicate this crash involves 70 or more vehicles and was caused by dense fog. As of reporting time, there is a four-hour estimated duration, but that is likely to be extended to eight or more hours.
Law enforcement reported multiple deaths and vehicle fires, including several 18-wheelers, according to KFVS.
They reported that one person was airlifted out and another helicopter was on scene standing by.
KFVS also reported more people were taken to area hospitals, including “one or two” emergency responders, and several people were treated on scene.
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According to Zach Bolden, the director of Mississippi County EMS, there have been multiple deaths in the Missouri Interstate Crash. He said one person was airlifted out and another helicopter was on scene standing by.
Several people were taken to area hospitals and several were treated on scene.