Crash involving several vehicles slows traffic near Missouri State University

Officers responded to the crash around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Elm Street...
Officers responded to the crash around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Elm Street and National Avenue.(ky3)
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 9:13 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:22 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that has slowed traffic near Missouri State University in Springfield.

Officers responded to the crash around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Elm Street and National Avenue.

The crash involves five vehicles, including a trash truck. Investigators say a Chevy Impala was southbound on National in the left turn lane to turn eastbound on Elm. A trash truck driver was traveling southbound on National in the inside lane when it crossed into the left turn lane and hit the Impala. The trash truck lost control and entered the northbound lanes of National where it hit a Pontiac G6, which was traveling northbound on National. The collision between the trash truck and the Pontiac caused the trash truck to push the Pontiac into a Hyundai Elantra. A Ford Bronco, also traveling northbound on National, was behind the Elantra. The Bronco tried to avoid the collision, but it hit the back of the Pontiac.

The crash hospitalized one driver with a non-life threatening injury.

Police closed lanes of National Avenue for a short time.

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