DRONE VIDEO: One killed in I-44 crash near Strafford

NEAR STRAFFORD, Mo. (KSPR) -- A crash between three 18-wheelers and a pickup blocked both lanes of Interstate 44 at Strafford.

It happened just after 8 a.m. Thursday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the incident involved two separate crashes. The first happened between a couple of passenger cars at mile marker 88. A few moments later, the three semis collided. One of them flipped over onto a pickup truck, and was sprawled across the highway. Troopers closed the highway to traffic in both directions. MoDOT predicts the highway will be closed until mid afternoon.

Troopers say one person was killed in the crashes. The name of the victim has not been released.