Three people were critically injured in a multi-vehicle accident that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 49 at Peculiar for several hours Saturday morning.
The West Peculiar Fire Protection District said one patient was transported to a hospital by LifeFlight Eagle and two were transported by ground ambulance.
Northbound lanes were shut down at State Route J for more than four hours. The lanes were reopened to traffic about 10:30 a.m.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the wreck.
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