Auxvasse woman dies after I-70 accident
BOONE COUNTY - An Auxvasse woman died after a four-car accident Wednesday on I-70.
Margaret Haile, 79, died after being taken to University Hospital in critical condition. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Haile was driving westbound on I-70 when the accident happened.
MSHP said a tractor-trailer hit Haile's truck which caused her to hit another tractor-trailer. Her truck was crushed between the tractor-trailer and the north side guardrail of I-70 westbound, according to Gale Blomenkamp, battalion chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District.
The driver of the first semi briefly continued westbound under the Route Z overpass and collided with the rear end of another tractor-trailer.
This accident was one of two accidents on I-70 Wednesday that caused traffic to back up throughout the morning.