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Woman dies from injuries sustained in multi-vehicle accident on I-44 in Sullivan

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Emergency Responders on scene with multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer in Sullivan ( News 4 Viewer) Emergency Responders on scene with multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer in Sullivan ( News 4 Viewer)
Emergency Responders on scene with multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer in Sullivan, Mo. ( Credit: News 4 Viewer) Emergency Responders on scene with multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer in Sullivan, Mo. ( Credit: News 4 Viewer)
Drone view of clean-up crews removing crash debris from the scene in Sullivan (Credit: Will Sites) Drone view of clean-up crews removing crash debris from the scene in Sullivan (Credit: Will Sites)
Drone view of clean-up crews removing crash debris from the scene in Sullivan (Credit: Will Sites) Drone view of clean-up crews removing crash debris from the scene in Sullivan (Credit: Will Sites)

One woman has died from her injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 44 in Sullivan earlier this month.

The accident happened Feb. 10 and involved five semi-trucks, closing both directions of I-44 between mile marker 224 and mile marker 225 in Sullivan.

Missouri Highway Patrol initially reported that the woman was seriously injured after her truck struck a bridge support column. The driver, Jolene Greise, 54, of Nebraska, was transported to a local hospital after the accident. Greise was pronounced dead Feb. 20.

Police said the accident occurred after the driver of one of the trucks lost control on the ice and crossed the median into oncoming traffic.

The other drivers swerved to avoid the truck but crashed into each other.

Sullivan Fire Chief Eric Lewis said that slippery roads could have made the accident much worse. 

"We are very fortunate that the other drivers involved were not injured," Lewis said. "It could've been a lot worse with the road conditions like they are now. It's pretty serious."

Clean-up crews were spotted removing crash debris from the outer road Sunday afternoon.

An engineer from Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) assessed the column and did not find any structural damage.

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