Crews respond to multiple car crash on Hannibal's Stardust Drive

Another photo from the scene

UPDATED: December 30 at 1:29 p.m.

Hannibal police have released the name of the driver arrested after a multiple-vehicle traffic crash Friday.

Robert D. Majors, 27, of Center Mo., was arrested at the scene for driving while suspended.

According to a news release from the Hannibal Police Department, additional charges are expected pending the receipt of medical reports and further investigation.



Officers with the Hannibal Police Department responded to the rollover crash in the 4400 block of Stardust near the Aldi grocery store at 1:04 p.m.

Lt. John Zerbonia with the Hannibal Police Department released a statement Friday stating that there were multiple victims with injuries ranging from minor to serious.

One driver who was involved in the crash fled the scene and was arrested a short distance from the site, according to the release.

Witness Cassie Mclaughlin said she was sitting in her sister-in-law's SUV in the Aldi parking lot when it was hit by a sport utility vehicle. The SUV caught fire and Mclaughlin, her sister-in-law and the other passengers were able to make it out.

"It was just absolutely horrific, I've never seen anything like it," Mclaughlin said. After the impact, Mclaughlin saw the driver of a vehicle, which overturned, crawl out of his vehicle. She then saw the police handcuff him and take him away.

Crews are still working to clean up the street and parking lots.

According to the HPD news release, the incident remains under investigation and further details will be released by the Hannibal Police Department when deemed appropriate.