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Two people killed in accident involving semi-truck on I-55, multiple lanes closed

What to do if you’ve been in a car accident

Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.
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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

Three lanes of eastbound Interstate 44 were closed on Sunday afternoon as crews attended to a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 toward St. Louis.

Just after 2:30 p.m., the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway near the 7th Street exit in St. Louis, KSDK reported.

A 47-year-old tractor-trailer driver told police that traffic had started to slow, coming to a stop due to a construction zone. Though the driver said he had turned on his hazard lights to warn other drivers of the slow down, a Volkswagen CC still crashed into the back.

KMOV reported that two men inside the car were killed.

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Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.
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