2 Seriously Injured in 7 Vehicle Crash Near Paris

7 vehicle crash blocked US 24 west of Paris for several hours yesterday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, 2 people were seriously injured, including a juvenile. 6 of the involved vehicles were stopped for a flagman in a construction zone when a vehicle driven by 64-year-old Leslie Thrasher struck vehicle 2. That vehicle was pushed into vehicle 3. Thrasher’s vehicle continued, side-swiped vehicles 3 and 4, overturned, struck the trailer of a semi, which was vehicle 5, which was pushed into vehicle 6, which was pushed into vehicle 7. Thrasher, was air-evaced to a hospital. A 16-year-old girl in vehicle 2 was transported to a hospital by ambulance.