11 injured in chain reaction on I-44
Police say a tractor-trailer crashed into the rear of a Greyhound bus in snowy weather on Interstate 44 in Missouri, setting off a chain of accidents involving dozens of vehicles. At least 11 people were sent to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
Sgt. Cody Fulkerson, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says no one was killed when between 25 and 35 vehicles crashed into each other Saturday. Police closed the westbound interstate near Rolla. A hazardous materials team was cleaning up a small leak of a flammable liquid from a tractor-trailer.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the westbound lanes of I-44 just west of U.S. 63 in Rolla could be closed until morning due to the hazardous material clean up. Eastbound lanes are open.
Fulkerson says police have been working on well over 100 accidents because of the weather. Earlier in the day, two people were killed in a multiple vehicle crash further south in Laclede County.