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Serious accident closes westbound I-70 near Lake St. Louis; 7 injured

ST. LOUIS — A serious accident at around noon closed westbound I-70  in O'Fallon, Missouri.  The wreck had cars backed up on I-70 west for about 5 miles. It took more than an hour to get it all cleared up.

The accident happened at 70 westbound and Bryan road in O'Fallon just after 12pm. According to witnesses a container fell off a truck and caused an accident.  It sent 10 other cars into the median. There were at least 7 people were injured in the wreck.

Multiple tow trucks were gathered at a nearby commuter parking lot to pick up cars as investigators gather more details about the accident. The entrance ramps were blocked and the side streets were also packed with cars trying to get by.