- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

WARRENTON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri authorities say one person has died and eight have been seriously injured after a semitrailer crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a pileup on the interstate.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the semitrailer was traveling on Interstate 70 near Warrenton on Wednesday when the crash occurred. Troopers say the semi ripped a vehicle in half. They say a woman in that vehicle was killed.

The collision caused a chain reaction involving three other tractor-trailers and eight vehicles. The crash was reported as a severe thunderstorm moved through the area.

Troopers say eight people were hospitalized in serious condition but are expected to survive.

Authorities have not released their names or said what caused the crash.

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