WARRENTON, Mo. – Missouri authorities say one person has died and eight have been seriously injured after a semitrailer crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a pileup on the interstate.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the semitrailer was traveling on Interstate 70 near Warrenton on Wednesday when the crash occurred. Troopers say the semi ripped a vehicle in half. They say a woman in that vehicle was killed.
The collision caused a chain reaction involving three other tractor-trailers and eight vehicles. The crash was reported as a severe thunderstorm moved through the area.
Troopers say eight people were hospitalized in serious condition but are expected to survive.
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Authorities have not released their names or said what caused the crash.