Icy road conditions led to a series of wicked collisions – including a 30-vehicle pileup – this past Sunday on Interstate 44 in Missouri.
One person died and another was hurt in a 12-vehicle crash on I-44 near Lebanon, Mo., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
That same day, 11 people were injured – two of whom had to be airlifted – in a 30-vehicle collision on I-44 in Rolla, Mo., according to the highway patrol.
Facebook user Ashley Rozane posted a number of photos of the 30-vehicle pileup. Rozane says her pickup is on top in this photo.
From midnight on Sunday, Feb. 4, to 6 a.m. on Feb. 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to 1,445 calls for service, including 819 collisions with 118 injuries and five fatalities, according to the agency.
In a tweet, the highway patrol reminded motorists to slow down during inclement weather.
From midnight Feb. 4th to 6:00 am Feb. 5th, the Patrol responded to 1,445 calls for service including 819 traffic crashes with 118 injuries and 5 fatalities. With more bad weather on the way, remember to slow down, allow extra space and always #BuckleUp. https://t.co/ZDpgnCCZGC pic.twitter.com/ja9ehte6Mc
— MSHP General HQ (@MSHPTrooperGHQ) February 6, 2018
On a related note, the Missouri Department of Transportation Kansas City reminded motorists to stay at least 100 feet behind snowplows, after two collisions in a two-day span.