Jama Ali, Liban Dirie die in I-44 crash with tractor trailer truck

3:26 AM, Aug 28, 2012   |    comments
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Rolla, Missouri (KSDK) - Two St. Louis residents were killed Monday in a collision with the back of an 18-wheeler on westbound Interstate 44 in Phelps County.

Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol say 28 year old Jama Ali lost control of his Ford Mustang about eight miles west of Rolla, drove off the left side of the highway, overcorrected and slammed into the back end of the tractor trailer unit.

Ali and a passenger in his car, 41 year old Liban Dirie, also of St. Louis were pronounced dead at the crash scene just before 9:00 a.m. Monday.

The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.

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