Two Deaths on I-70
Two semi tractor trailers, a mini-van and a compact passenger car were involved in the crash that resulted in two fatalities.
Cheryl Card of Lincoln, Neb., and John M. Ferkel of St. Peters were both pronounced dead on the scene. Rescue personnel spent 20 minutes extracting the male occupant of the compact car, before transporting him to the University of Missouri's Level 1 Trauma Center for life-threatening injuries. No one else was physically injured but emergency crews did transfer the driver of the semi-tractor to a local hospital for severe emotional distress.
Highway I-70 was closed from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and traffic was detoured to alternate roadways while emergency personell tended to victims and cleared debris and vehicle fluids from the highway. The cause of the crash is not currently available.
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