JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — Interstate 55 was closed past Highway Z north of Pevely for hours after a crash involving an ambulance Sunday afternoon.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said the crash was reported at 1:54 p.m. MoDOT traffic cameras showed a backup of traffic with several emergency vehicles at the scene.
A Jeep crashed into the left side of an ambulance with the Joachim Plattin Ambulance District, causing it to veer off the road and overturn, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
Two paramedics and a patient inside the ambulance suffered serious injuries and were taken to an area hospital. One of the men was transported via a medical helicopter.
The driver of the jeep, a 60-year-old woman, suffered moderate injuries. MSHP arrested her at the scene on suspicion of a DWI and released her to hospital staff.