JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A five car pileup in Jefferson City was caused by a hay bale falling off of another vehicle last night.

Police did not locate the vehicle that lost a hay bale in the right lane of Highway 54 at the intersection of 63 Highway. A car driven by Joshua Dodsworth, 36, slowed to avoid the bale and was struck in the rear by  Rebecca Johnson, 23,. Three other chain reaction rear end crashes followed. Two people were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

Several people reported minor injuries but refused medical attention at the scene.