Fiery Crash On I-70 In Cooper County

Several people are recovering from injuries in a fiery crash that blocked traffic heading eastbound on I-70 in Cooper County last (Thursday) night.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened at the 111 mile marker around 10:50 when a when a stranded vehicle was blocking the driving lane, and a second vehicle came to a stop and was hit from behind causing two vehicles to overturn and catch fire.

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53 year old Jesse L. Leach of Springfield had moderate injuries, and 38 year old Michael S. McCoy of Richmond had minor injuries.

Both people were taken to the University Hospital.

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