Photos: Adult, 2 kids killed in wreck on Interstate 55

Photos: Adult, 2 kids killed in wreck on Interstate 55

Three people were killed in a wreck that forced a portion of Interstate 55 to shut down in Macoupin County on Friday, according to the county coroner.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 8:03 AM

(KMOV) – An adult and two children were killed in a wreck that forced a portion of Interstate 55 to shut down in Macoupin County on Friday, according to the county coroner.

Authorities say five people were in a vehicle when it crashed on northbound I-55 near Mt. Olive and Litchfield around 6:30 a.m.

According to ISP, an adult, child and infant were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the other victims was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Another male occupant was transported to St. Francis Hospital.

Click here for photos of the scene.

SkyZoom 4 footage showed one a car involved was obliterated. Another vehicle, a white van, was stopped in the median near the scene. It was not clear

Traffic was being rerouted off the highway at mile marker 44 and back onto the interstate at mile marker 52.

 

Additional information on the wreck was not immediately available.

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