Multi-vehicle accident cleared on I-70 in St. Charles

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a series of crashes involving 29 vehicles.  It happened just after 5 pm Sunday on Interstate 70 just north of the Zumbehl Road exit.  Everyone involved survived.  The MSHP estimates 6 people were transported for injuries.  None of those injuries was life-threatening.

One witness told us one car spun out of control, and that triggered a series of accidents.  Westbound I-70 was closed for nearly 4 hours while crews cleared the wreckage and investigated.  There was also a traffic backup on eastbound I-70 as drivers slowed down as they drove past the accident scene.

The crashes came just as a thunderstorm passed through the area.  Westbound I-70 re-opened shortly after 9pm Sunday.​