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I-44 tied up by multivehicle wreck
I-44 tied up by multivehicle wreck

At least three people were injured in this wreck on I-44 Monday.
ST. ROBERT, Mo. (April 13, 2009) — State troopers have shut down westbound Interstate 44 at Mile Marker 159 for accident reconstruction, following a major multi-vehicle pileup with at least three injuries.

The crash about 1 p.m. included a Missouri State Highway Patrol car, a semi truck, and at least two additional vehicles. According to Waynesville Rural Fire Chief Doug Yurecko, the interstate will be shut down for an extended period while the accident reconstruction team completes its work.

Waynesville and St. Robert firefighters assisted at the crash scene, along with St. Robert police and street department crews who blocked off entrances to Interstate 44 and redirected traffic around the crash. Preliminary reports indicated the backed-up traffic initially extended to at least mile marker 163.

No information was immediately available regarding the expected duration of the blockage.

All of the county’s ambulances were tied up by the crash or involved with other incidents. General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital paramedics offered their ambulance service in case other incidents in the county required a response.

Preliminary reports indicated that the patients were transported by Pulaski County Ambulance District paramedics to both General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. No information was immediately available on patient conditions.

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