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Victim of fatal I-70 accident identified; interstate closed for 13 hours

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
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WARRENTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- All lanes of Interstate 70 near Warrenton, Missouri reopened Thursday morning after a fatal semi-truck accident forced the roadway to close 13 hours earlier.

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The accident, which killed 63-year-old Lynn Hebenheimer and injured eight others, was reported around 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.  According to police, the driver of a Jeep Liberty lost control of the vehicle after slowing due to weather conditions and struck the right side of a Ford Mustang before hitting a brick wall. Police say the Ford Mustang then struck a Volvo Tractor and came to a stop in the left lane of the roadway. The Volvo Tractor overturned after it crossed through median cable barriers and struck a Chrysler 300.

Police say five other vehicles became involved in the chain reaction crash with the last vehicle coming to a rest on the North Outer Road. 

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The chain reaction crash involved three other semis and six other cars. Authorities said two people suffered minor injuries and six suffered moderate injuries.  All eight are expected to survive, police said.

 

Some of the ramps used to get onto the interstate remained closed after the roadway reopened. Drivers were urged to use South Outer Road to detour around the closures.  

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