Auxvasse woman dies after I-70 accident

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 02 2015 Jul 2, 2015 Thursday, July 02, 2015 3:30:00 PM CDT July 02, 2015 in News
By: Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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. 

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