Passengers flee, multiple injured after 3-car accident on I-44

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:46 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Authorities are investigating after passengers fled following a three-vehicle wreck near Midtown St. Louis Thursday night.

Authorities said an abandoned vehicle was struck by a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Grand Blvd. around 10 p.m.

Moments later, a third vehicle crashed into the other two. The vehicles ended up in the middle of the interstate, forcing police to close the eastbound lanes for about 30 minutes.

At some point, occupants of one vehicle fled from the scene on foot, according to police. Officials have not determined why the passengers fled, but are searching for them.

Emergency crews responded shortly after police arrived and transported multiple people to the hospital. The extent of any injuries is unknown.

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