On Monday late morning, very strong winds and a farmer in the fields created a massive dust storm obscuring vision for drivers on I-55 about ten miles south of Springfield.  Over 100 vehicles piled up in both directions creating a large mass casualty incident in a rural part of the state. 

Two semis caught fire, including a tanker truck.  At least six people are dead.  Dozens more were transported to area hospitals.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those involved in this crash as well as their families and friends.


At a press conference, State Police didn’t even know how many vehicles were involved.  They estimated 30 commercial vehicles and 60-90 passenger vehicles.  And from what the ISP spokeman said, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see the death toll go higher.

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