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Crash, car fire closes both directions of I-44 near Jamieson in south St. Louis

As of 6 p.m., all eastbound lanes of I-44 were back open to traffic, as were a few westbound lanes.

ST. LOUIS — Both directions of Interstate 44 were closed near the Jamieson Avenue exit in south St. Louis Tuesday evening after a crash led to a car fire.

The St. Louis Fire Department said a box truck and another car were involved in a crash that happened a little before 4 p.m. Firefighters initially said they believed a person was trapped in one of the cars, but a later update said there were no injuries as a result of the crash.

Firefighters from the St. Louis and the Webster Groves fire departments had to run a hose from a fire hydrant on a side street in order to put out the car fire.

The St. Louis Fire Department said one injury was reported for a different crash. That person was being looked at by the Webster Groves Fire Department.

As of 7 p.m., all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-44 were back open.

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