Crash closes northbound US-63

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One northbound lane on US-63 is now open near a crash in Boone County.

A four vehicle-wreck between Columbia and Ashland forced officers to close both lanes just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. They re-opened one of the lanes about a half hour later to allow the miles of backed up traffic to start flowing again.

Officers told our KRCG crew on the scene that apparently a tractor trailer driver was not paying attention. However, they didn TMt say exactly what led to the wreck, which included three passenger vehicles. Officers are still tracking tread marks with chalk this evening to figure out what happened.

There are multiple injuries related to this crash. The tractor trailer driver suffered the worst injuries.