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Kenneth Sullivan dies in I-55 head-on collision, while driving the wrong way

5:34 AM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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Bloomsdale, MO (KSDK) - A wrong way driver on Interstate 55 was killed Wednesday morning after colliding with an oncoming car.

Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol say 47 year old Kenneth Sullivan of Van Buren was driving his vehicle northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway just before noon.

A southbound pick-up driven by Thad Thurman, 34 of High Ridge, was unable to avoid the oncoming wrong way vehicle before Sullivan's car slammed into Thurman's truck.

Sullivan was pronounced dead at the crash scene south of the junction of Hwy-32 and I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County.

Thurman was transported by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.

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