Seven-vehicle crash creates blockage on US 24

PARIS, MO – A seven-vehicle crash on US 24 Tuesday morning hospitalized two people, the Herald-Whig reports.

Authorities report the incident occurred in a construction zone around 9:30 a.m. The accident blocked all traffic on the highway.

A tractor-trailer failed to stop in time at a construction stop zone and collided with a Ford crossover vehicle, said Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Brown. The impact caused the tractor to drive into a ditch and caused a chain-reaction crash.

MoDOT set up a detour around the crash until U.S. 24 reopened just before 3 p.m.

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