Multi-car accident on I-70 EB

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COLUMBIA- Five people were taken to the hospital after a crash on I-70 Friday night, and one person suffered life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened around 8:30 on eastbound I-70 in between Range Line Street and Providence Road.

Police say the crash involved three cars and a tractor-trailer.

The crash has backed up traffic for miles as crews clean up the debris.

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(Editor's note: has updated this story to correct the number of vehicles involved in the accident and for clarification. KOMU regrets this error.)