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ST. LOUIS – A woman was seriously injured Wednesday night after an accident involving a semi on Interstate 55.

Authorities say a woman was driving on southbound I-55 around 9 p.m. when her car became disabled in the center lane near Loughborough. She got out of her vehicle and was standing in front of it when a semi struck the back of her car, which was pushed into the woman.

The woman was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. Accident reconstruction investigators have been called to the scene.

Southbound I-55 is closed at Loughborough.

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