Crews clear multi-vehicle crash scene on I-44 more than 24 hours - KMOV.com

Crews clear multi-vehicle crash scene on I-44 more than 24 hours later

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald
By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald
By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

ROLLA, Mo (KMOV) -- Crews have removed the remaining vehicles from Saturday’s multiple vehicle accident along westbound I-44 near mile marker 184 in Rolla. The entire scene is expected to finally be cleared by 7 p.m. Sunday, more than a day after the incident.

Hazmat officials have also been able to clean up all flammable liquid that was spilled from a tractor trailer.

Additionally, all those injured in the crash Saturday have been released from the hospital with the worst injury credited as a broken arm. And those who were traveling on the Greyhound bus involved in the wreck were picked up by a second bus to continue their journey. 

MoDOT has encouraged motorists to avoid the area if possible by using I-70 and Highway 50 as cross-state alternatives, as is Highway 63 south to Highway 60 and west to Springfield.

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ROLLA, Mo (KMOV.com) – Police say multiple people were injured after a Greyhound bus caused an accident that turned into a 30-vehicle collision on Interstate 44 Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the Greyhound bus was driving on Interstate 44 near Rolla when it rear-ended a tractor trailer. 55 people were onboard the bus at the time of the accident. Eleven people on the bus suffered minor injuries and were taken to Phelps County Medical Center for treatment.

The other 44 passengers were given shelter at First Assembly of God or checked into hotels. After this accident, multiple other accidents occurred on the interstate near the 184 mile marker. Another accident involved a tractor trailer carrying a flammable liquid. Hazmat crews were called to the scene. Crews say the spill is “minor.”

Westbound traffic was diverted around the ramp. Eastbound traffic was not affected.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says they estimate 20-30 cars were involved in the major accident, including multiple tractor trailers.

Numerous injuries have been reported, but it is unclear how many. All injured victims have been transported to Phelps County Medical Center.

Police also received a report of a double fatal accident on Interstate 44 at the 137 mile marker. 

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