(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A 47-car pileup on Interstate 57 in southeastern Missouri left six people dead and closed the highway in both directions Thursday.
Photos from the scene show several tractor-trailers scattered along I-57, both on the road and in the median of the highway. The contents of the trucks — some pink material, others white — are also seen strewn on the road as crews surround the area.
“I’ve never seen a crash like this,” Sgt. Jeff Kinder said in an intervie
w with CNN affiliate KFVS-TV. “The expanse of the crash, it took up about a half-mile of the interstate.”
Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker told CNN the names of the victims have not been released.
“We’re going through the identification process, and then notification of families,” Parker said.