CHARLESTON, Mo. – A county coroner said at least six people died and several were injured in chain-reaction crashes involving dozens of vehicles on I-57 in southeast Missouri.
The collisions began about 8 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 57 as thick fog enveloped the Charleston area.
Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker confirmed the deaths and said a mobile morgue has been established at a funeral home in Charleston.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said about 50 vehicles were involved, including several semitrailer trucks.