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Driver killed in crash with tractor-trailer on I-64 in St. Louis County

The eastbound lanes closed around 8:15 a.m. and didn't reopen until six hours later. A vehicle and a tractor-trailer were involved in the incident

ST. LOUIS — A woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 64 in St. Louis County Tuesday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim Tuesday night as Karen Guccione, a 49-year-old woman from Wildwood.

The crash happened at about 7:54 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes near Big Bend Boulevard.

The highway patrol's investigation found Guccione's Chevy Malibu drove off the right side of the road and hit a concrete barrier. She got back into the eastbound lanes and hit the right side of a tractor-trailer. The truck then traveled off the right side of the road, pinning Guccione's vehicle between the tractor-trailer and the concrete barrier. The tractor-trailer then caught on fire.

Guccione died from her injuries at the scene. No one else was injured in the crash. 

The highway patrol also told 5 On Your Side their investigation pointed to "inattention on the part of the passenger car" as a contributing factor in the crash.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story indicated a passenger in the car died from their injuries. The story has been corrected to indicate it was the driver of the passenger car.

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