(KMOV) – All eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 in Fenton were closed Tuesday after a tractor trailer was involved in a wreck with several other vehicles.
Authorities say a tractor trailer rear-ended one vehicle, lost control and struck two other cars before coming to a stop in a ditch around 3:30 p.m.
The driver of the first vehicle was transported with serious injuries. Another driver was also transported to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.
Police say traffic on the eastbound lanes had come to a halt as a result of onlookers at a previous accident on the westbound lanes of I-44.
The lanes were still closed at about 6 p.m. and traffic was backed up about six miles. All lanes have since reopened.
Further details into the crash were not immediately known.