About 20 vehicles involved in chain-reaction wreck in downtown St. Louis


by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com


Posted on October 30, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:45 PM

(KMOV) – More than a dozen vehicles were involved in a chain reaction wreck in downtown St. Louis early Wednesday morning.

According to police, a tractor trailer was among at least 20 vehicles involved in the crash on eastbound Interstate 70 at Memorial Dr. around 5:15 a.m.

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At least one person was taken away from the scene on a stretcher. Crews were still assessing injuries, none of which were considered life-threatening.

Eleven of the approximately 20 vehicles sustained heavy damage.

A portion of eastbound I-70 was shut down for about 90 minutes until the wreck was cleared around 6:40 a.m.

Fog settled over the region early Wednesday, but it wasn't immediately clear if that was a factor.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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