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Man killed in tractor-trailer crash in Ste. Genevieve County

The crash involved a tractor-trailer and another vehicle

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a fatal crash in Ste. Genevieve County early Wednesday morning.

Just before 5 a.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol received a call for a head-on crash on Highway Z south of US 61. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and another vehicle.

MSHP confirmed at least one person was killed in the crash. Highway Z was completely shut down in the area while officials investigated.

A crash report from the highway patrol said the driver of a 2010 Chevy Cobalt crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. The driver of the Cobalt, 21-year-old Billie Nickelson, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The highway has since reopened. For updates on traffic in your area, visit the 5 On Your Side traffic map.

MSHP confirmed a second fatal crash Wednesday morning along US 67 at Papin Road in southern Jefferson County. One person was killed in this crash, officials said.

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