Troopers investigating four-car crash near Strafford, Mo. Tuesday

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NEAR STRAFFORD, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving four cars near Strafford Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 5 p.m. on State Hwy OO alongside I-44. Troopers closed the road.

State troopers report a driver speeding in a pickup hit a car, starting the chain reaction crash. The impact of the crash cut an SUV in half. The crash ejected that driver. Emergency crews had to cut through a car to get to another driver. Both drivers suffered serious injuries.

Officials from the Strafford Fire Department and Fair Grove Police Department are at the scene investigating.