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Crash on interstate in Jefferson County leaves 2 dead

Rebecca Byrd, 66, and 72-year-old Leonard Byrd, both of Ste. Genevieve died in the crash
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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. 

Credit: MoDOT

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