It appears that morning fog was a contributing factor for multiple connected crashes on I-57 in Missouri in Mississippi County Thursday morning.

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UPDATE: CBS News now reported that 5 people were killed in Thursday morning's accident.

ORIGINAL STORY: I first saw this status shared by the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Facebook earlier today.

According to Fox 2 St. Louis, they have confirmed there were sadly multiple fatalities as a result of this massive crash. No victims have been identified as of this writing. We'll update this story as new information is released.

Jesse James Farm in Kearney, Missouri

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