I-44 westbound: Three separate crashes three hour span halt traffic Friday evening

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Inset photo Ashley Bicknell.

CRASH #3 — THIRD CRASH AT 8:15 PM, pickup rolls at 6 MM.

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LIVE! THIRD CRASH I-44 WESTBOUND IN 3 HOURS >> BIT.ly/3dqC3il #1 5:40 PM 8 MM – car rear ended tractor trailer #2 7:00 PM 3.2 MM – Tractor trailer median #3 8:15 PM 6.0 MM – Chevy pickup on side

Posted by Joplin News First on Friday, April 16, 2021

CRASH #2FROM OUR INSTA — SECOND CRASH OF FRIDAY EVENING ON I-44 WESTBOUND — NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The second crash westbound I-44 Friday evening. This occurred about 7:00 PM as traffic was clearing from a minor injury crash at 8 MM at 5:40 PM. This is at 3.2 MM. The driver was not injured. Traffic at 7:55 is backed up about 3 miles.


CRASH #1 — JOPLIN, Mo. — Traffic has completely come to a halt in a crash in steady rain at 5:40 PM Friday. The crash is located just west of the Rangeline exit in the westbound lanes.

5:40 PM crash halts both westbound lanes. 6:05 PM one lane westbound open.

TIPSTER VIDEO COURTESY DENNIS HANDSHEW
Inset photo courtesy Amanda Whitlock.

Avoid the area due to congestion and emergency vehicles along the roadway. One adult male has been transported with non-life threatening injuries.

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