One dead in a fiery crash north of Republic, lanes closed

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REPUBLIC, Mo.– One individual has died due to a multiple vehicle accident involving a fire.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, A pickup truck was hauling a trailer at 3619 State Highway N north of Republic. The truck hit a semi-truck head-on. The pickup driver died while the semi driver suffered from minor injuries.

Both vehicles burned up in the accident. Highway patrol says it will take a while to identify the body of the deceased individual.

Both the left lane and right lane are closed. N Hwy is closed near Farm Road 168.

All traffic northbound is being diverted onto Farm Road 168 and all southbound traffic is being diverted onto Hwy TT.

Next of kin has not been notified yet.

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