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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas State Police troopers inspect a Ford Fusion Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that was involved in a multiple-car collision in the northbound exit ramp on Interstate 49 at exit 69 in Johnson. Nine people were involved, with six being transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. - Photo by Andy Shupe

FAYETTEVILLE -- A multiple-vehicle wreck on Interstate 49 sent six people to the hospital this afternoon, according to Central EMS.

The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. in the northbound lanes near exit 69 in Johnson. It involved nine people. Six were taken to Washington Regional Medical Center, CEMS Chief Becky Stewart said.

The highway was partly blocked, said Liz Chapman, Arkansas State Police spokeswoman.

Troopers were on the scene at 4:30 p.m. Chapman said she could not comment on details of the wreck until "troopers get the highway cleared and people are safe."

The Arkansas State Police said the road was clear as of Friday at 5 p.m.

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NW News on 02/23/2018

Print Headline: Six injured in I-49 wreck, road partly blocked

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