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4 killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-70 in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Four people died Tuesday afternoon following a multi-vehicle accident involving tractor-trailers on Interstate 70 in Columbia.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place before 12:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70 at mile marker 133.

Six vehicles were involved in the crash. Three people died at the scene of the crash; a fourth person was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The names of the deceased accident victims were not released, pending notification of family members.

The cause of the accident was not immediately disclosed. The investigation remains ongoing, state police said.