Six Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-57 in Southeast Missouri

Six Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-57 in Southeast Missouri

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.

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