Seven vehicle collision sends two to hospital

1 month 4 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, July 29 2020 Jul 29, 2020 Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:55:00 PM CDT July 29, 2020 in News
By: Katie Athey, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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. 

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