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Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles. 

The Mississippi, Missouri County Sheriff’s Office declined to release the number of fatal victims on Thursday afternoon. 

‘Not releasing that information at this time. Still an active accident scene with multiple agencies working to help all involved and clear the scene,’ the department wrote on Facebook. 

The pile-up was caused by someone braking late in fog, 23WIFR reported.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety said on Facebook: ‘This is a major incident with multiple crashes involving several tractor trailers and fatalities.

‘Both directions are closed and there is a large-scale cleanup underway as well as continuing major-crash fatality scene investigation by Missouri State Highway Patrol. There is no estimated time for reopening I-57.’ 

Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles. 23WIFR reports that the pile-up was caused by someone braking late in fog.

Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles. 23WIFR reports that the pile-up was caused by someone braking late in fog.

Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles. 23WIFR reports that the pile-up was caused by someone braking late in fog.

Smoke billowing from vehicles on I-57 following a fatal pile-up involving at least 40 cars

Smoke billowing from vehicles on I-57 following a fatal pile-up involving at least 40 cars

Smoke billowing from vehicles on I-57 following a fatal pile-up involving at least 40 cars 

People help one of the wounded after the pile-up on the I-57 on Thursday afternoon

People help one of the wounded after the pile-up on the I-57 on Thursday afternoon

People help one of the wounded after the pile-up on the I-57 on Thursday afternoon

‘There is no estimated time for reopening I-57.’

Harrowing videos from the scene shows trucks on fire and smoke billowing for miles. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said confirmed at least one of the deaths but EMS at the scene say there are multiple fatalities.  

Police also reported several vehicle fires, included several 18-wheelers, according to 

Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles

Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles

Multiple people are dead following a car pile-up on I-57 in Charleston, Missouri involving up to fifty vehicles

Source: dailymail

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