Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-55 that kills 2 people

10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago Wednesday, March 22 2017 Mar 22, 2017 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:01:06 AM CDT March 22, 2017 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

ST. GEORGE (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed after a sport utility vehicle's driver who was headed the wrong way on Interstate 55 crashed into an oncoming car in southern St. Louis County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the drivers of both vehicles were killed in the crash early Wednesday. Police say no one else was in either vehicle.

No information has been released on the two people who died, including their genders. The crash closed northbound lanes for several hours.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum described the crash as "horrific" and that it appeared neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

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