Alternate routes are advised. Northbound I-49 north of MO 58 Highway. At approximately 1:34 pm today, Belton Police Department received a call regarding a crash located on northbound I-49 north of Missouri 58 highway at about the 175.0-mile marker.
When emergency personnel arrived, they learned of multiple crashes involving six semi-trucks, an animal transport trailer, a wrecker truck, and a Ford Explorer.
Some vehicles either slid off the roadway to avoid a collision or struck another vehicle. Several of the semi-trucks are still in the median but off the highway. These trucks will be towed after rush hour traffic at approximately 2000 hours this evening.