UPDATE: Jimmie Stackpole, 54. died at Mercy Hospital after suffering serious injuries from the crash.
One person is dead, and another individual suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I, Sgt. Mike Mitchell.
Eight vehicles in total were involved in the accident, six tractor trailers and two pickup trucks.
Around 1 a.m., the accident occurred when one of the tractor-trailers lost control and traveled off the roadway. According to Sgt. Mitchell, the other vehicles crashed while trying to avoid the tractor-trailer.
Currently, some traffic that was unable to change their route has been relieved. Sgt. Mitchell said they’re anticipating to clear the pathway before noon.
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — The Doolittle Fire Protection District is reporting a major vehicle crash on Interstate 44 near the 158 Westbound marker in St. Robert.
Multiple vehicles are involved in the crash including three to four rolled over tractor trailers.
Multiple fire departments are on scene, according to the Facebook post.
Both westbound lanes are closed and the Doolittle Fire Protection District is advising to find an alternative route.
This is a developing story.