Columbia, Missouri crash – Four dead and three children left critical in hospital after horror car wreck on Highway 63

FOUR people are dead and three others are seriously injured after a crash on the northbound Highway 63 near Lake Road.

The highway in Boone County has been shut down after the incident. 

Assistant chief for Boone County Fire Protection, Gale Blomenkamp, says that the three children who were seriously injured have been sent to University Hospital.

The crash was reported around 7:35pm by Boone County Joint Communications.

"State Troopers are currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash on northbound US 63, near Lake Road, a few miles north of Columbia in Boone County," wrote the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Twitter.

"The northbound lanes will be blocked for an extended amount of time so please find an alternate route."

Traffic is at a standstill at Dripping Springs and Highway 63. Other drivers are being asked to avoid the area, if possible.

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