SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Traffic is backed up about two miles on I-44 in Springfield, Missouri, following a crash that has injured multiple people.
The right lane is closed on westbound I-44 West of U.S. 65. Missouri State Highway Patrol reports multiple people are injured after a head-on crash with a wrong-way driver on I-44.
Multiple cars were involved and five people in one vehicle were transported to a hospital for treatment. The wrong-way driver was also transported to a hospital, medically evaluated but stable. Others on scene in the other three vehicles were medically evaluated but did not require treatment.
The Springfield Police Department worked on the crash while MSHP troopers assisted with traffic.
Authorities have reopened I-44.