A multi-vehicle crash sends three people to a local hospital Tuesday morning.
Joplin Police say the crash happened around 10 A.M. near mile marker 5 in the eastbound lanes of I-44.
Three people were taken by ambulance for treatment, all with non-life threatening injuries.
Eastbound traffic was stop-and-go, several miles behind the accident, for more than an hour.
Officials were able to re-open the second lane of traffic around 11:30 A.M.
The cause of the crash has not yet been released.