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Turnpike Crash Sends Four to Hospitals

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Traffic backed up for miles in the west bound lanes of interstate 44 on the Oklahoma Turnpike Saturday afternoon  from Oklahoma back into Joplin. 
The cause  of the traffic was a multi-vehicle  crash  in Ottawa county at mile marker 328. It happened as  traffic slowed  for a closed lane for a wrecker working   an earlier tractor trailer crash.  A semi truck  failed to slow and hit the back of one vehicle,  then others piled up.  All tolled three semi trucks  and two vehicles were involved. Three  people were taken to Mercy hospital in Joplin and one other victim to Freeman Hospital. 
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