Highways cleared after Friday night crashes

The officer was not in the car at the time of the crash.

A pair of Friday night crashes that clogged major highways have been cleared.

Westbound lanes of Interstate 44 were closed near 141 just before eight due to a crash in the area. By 8:05, only the two left lanes were closed, and by around 8:30, all lanes were back open.

All westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Bermuda Drive were closed after a car crash involving a police vehicle Friday afternoon, but have since been reopened.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened at around 5:05. The officer got out of his car and was setting up flares for a different crash. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the empty police car.

The driver of the car and three passengers were taken to the hospital for injuries, but no officers were injured. 

MoDOT and highway patrol workers cleared the crash just after 6:30, according to MoDOT.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

For up to the minute information from MoDOT see their twitter feed below.

(© 2017 KSDK)


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