JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — Two people are dead and another person was injured in a crash on Interstate 55 in Jefferson County Monday afternoon.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash involved a tractor-trailer and a couple of other vehicles. The crash happened near Route Z around 1:30 p.m.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash, a tractor-trailer was northbound and the driver crossed over the median and into the southbound lanes, where it hit a 2020 Kia Telluride.
Two people in the 2020 Kia Telluride were pronounced dead at the scene. They've been identified as 66-year-old Rebecca Byrd and 72-year-old Leonard Byrd, both of Ste. Genevieve.
The interstate was closed for several hours due to the crash.
A 23-year-old man in a Chevrolet Cruze was transported to hospital for his injuries from the crash. The tractor-trailer hit the rear of his vehicle.