Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident

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One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Boone County.

The Boone County Sheriff‘s Department says shortly after 3:00, a blue semi tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on State Road 32 when it jackknifed after attempting to stop to avoid a slowing vehicle.  A passenger car traveling eastbound on 32 then collided with the rear of the semi‘s cab, killing the driver instantly.

A white semi approaching the scene tried to stop but hit the blue semi.  Then, another passenger car hit the rear of the white semi.  Three passengers inside that car were taken to Witham Hospital.

The drivers of both semis were not injured.  Police do not believe alcohol was involved.  Just east of the original crash, two other semis collided due to not being able to stop in time.  No injuries were reported in that crash.