One person killed and several injured in crash on westbound I-70

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A multi-vehicle crash has closed westbound I-70 near the approach to southbound 170 in north St. Louis County.  Rush-hour traffic is backed up for miles on I-70. Berkeley Police confirm that one person has died as a result of this crash.  The identity of this victim is unknown.

EMS was performing CPR on at least one victim.  The driver who was receiving CPR treatment is believed to be a medical issue that resulted after the accident.  The accident is believed to have caused the woman's health issue. ​ She was taken to the hospital.  Her condition is unclear at this time.

First responders could also be seen pulling another person from a white vehicle. That driver was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash started with a tractor-trailer changing lanes and striking another vehicle in the road, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Others swerved to avoid that accident, causing other crashes. They believe there were 6 to 7 cars involved in the collision.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that they will be redirecting all traffic off westbound Interstate 70 at West Florissant Road. They're asking drivers to avoid this area if possible.

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