Metro-East News

I-55 semi crash sends one to hospital, was 5 miles from scene of crash that killed 4

Two semitrailer drivers were extricated after a crash Thursday night on Interstate 55 near Hamel, KMOV reported.

According to KMOV, the crash occurred just five miles north of where a semi driver plowed into eight cars Nov. 21, killing four people.

Thursday night’s accident occurred at about 8:30 p.m, according to KMOV. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, and one was flown to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

In November’s crash, two women from Staunton — sisters Hailey J. Bertels, 20, and Madisen N. Bertel, 17 — died at the scene of the crash. Tori Carroll, of Alhambra, and Vivian Vu, of Joplin, Missouri, died later from injuries suffered in the crash.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6