Seven vehicle collision sends two to hospital
MONROE COUNTY —Seven vehicles were involved in a collision on Tuesday afternoon.
According to a Missouri Highway Patrol crash report, one person, 64, was air-lifted from the scene, and a 16-year-old suffered serious injuries.
The report states that six vehicles were stopped for a flagman in a construction zone. A semi-truck, driven by the 64-year-old person, struck the first vehicle pushing it into a third vehicle.
The semi-truck continued to side-swipe a third and fourth vehicle before the trailer overturned.
The overturned trailer blocked both lanes of traffic on US-24.
Additionally, the semi-truck struck another semi-truck and pushed it into a sixth vehicle, and third semi-truck.
The 16-year-old driver of the second vehicle was transported by ambulance to the University Hospital.
We are working a 7 vehicle crash blocking US 24 west of Paris near the roadside park. The road will be blocked for a few hours. MoDOT has established a detour. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/fFAphvKagy— MSHP Troop B (@MSHPTrooperB) July 28, 2020