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All lanes re-opened after multi-vehicle crash on I-70


At least six vehicles were involved in a pile-up along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. Two of the vehicles were tractor-trailers and one was a fuel hauler that was jackknifed.

The wreck caused eastbound I-70 to be shut down for over an hour.

The crash happened right before the Stadium Blvd. exit.

Rescue crews were able to quickly determine there were minor injuries involved in the crash.

One driver was treated for a minor head wound on the scene but did not want to be transported by ambulance.

Clayton Farr Jr., division chief with the Columbia Fire Department, said that crews worked to clean up 25 gallons of fuel that spilled onto the interstate.

"It came from the saddle fuel tanks on one of the tractor-trailers. No transport fuel was involved just the fuel that powered the vehicle," Clayton Farr Jr. said.

The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. All lanes of eastbound I-70 were re-opened as of 1:45 this afternoon.

Erika McGuire


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