A multi-vehicle traffic crash Thursday morning on Interstate 57 near Charleston, Missouri, has both directions blocked.
Bolden also confirmed multiple deaths. He said one person was airlifted out and another helicopter was on scene standing by.
Several more people were taken to area hospitals and several were treated on scene. According to Bolden, one or two emergency responders were also taken to area hospitals.
Both directions of I-57 are closed from the Illinois border to I-55 in Sikeston until further notice.
Missouri Interstate Crash: How Many Vehicles Were Involved?
Early reports indicate that the Missouri Insterstate 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.
Missouri Interstate Crash: How Did It Happen?
According to Zach Bolden, director of the Mississippi County EMS, it was foggy when they responded. They believe someone hit the brakes and a chain reaction followed.