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2 people killed in head-on crash on I-55 in Jefferson County identified

Missouri Highway Patrol said a driver was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 55 when she collided head-on with another car.

ARNOLD, Mo. — Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified which car was traveling southbound on northbound Interstate 55. This story has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

Two drivers were killed in a head-on crash Tuesday night in Jefferson County.

The crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. on northbound Interstate 55 near Highway 141.

According to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 69-year-old Barbara Monzyk was driving her Mazda 3 the wrong way in the northbound lanes of I-55 when she collided head-on with a Chevrolet Spark. 

Both Monzyk and the driver of the Chevrolet, 29-year-old Emilie Scott, died in the crash. Neither car had passengers inside, and no one else was injured in the crash.

The northbound lanes of I-55 were closed in the area but have since reopened.

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update this story as soon as information becomes available. 

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