Metro-East News

Officials identify two killed in morning I-55 crash


Two drivers died in a crash on northbound Interstate 55 on Wednesday morning south of St. Louis, a crash that caused major delays just before the morning rush hour.

Carlyon Johnson, 41, and Donta A. Brown, 28, both of St. Louis, died in the crash, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at around 3 a.m. near Reavis Barracks Road when Johnson, driving a Toyota 4Runner the wrong way on northbound I-55, crashed head-on into Brown’s vehicle, a Hyundai Elantra.

Johnson was pronounced dead later at the St. Louis University Hospital emergency room. Brown was pronounced dead where the crash occurred.