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Slick roads resulting in re-freezing was among the contributing factors cited in a five-car crash on Hwy.79.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at approximately 5:50 p.m. the volunteers of the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District were requested to respond to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) involving multiple vehicles. Once on scene, they found five vehicles with heavy damage due to a chain reaction collision. The scene quickly became busy as the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District, with mutual aid from Old Monroe Fire District, Lincoln County Ambulance District, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement coordinated to mitigate the incident.
A total of three patients were taken by ambulance in two separate ambulances. The incident took place on the 1400 block of South Highway 79 in the Winfield area. The vehicles had become stuck together during the collision end to end as the pileup occurred.
During the operations, Highway 79 was closed to traffic in both directions for approximately two hours.
With the quick actions from the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District, Winfield Police Department, Old Monroe Fire District, State Highway Patrol, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, Lincoln County Ambulance District, the patients received prompt care and were transported to area hospitals.