1 Killed, another seriously injured in I-55 accident - KMOV.com

1 Killed, another seriously injured in I-55 accident

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 in Jefferson County Wednesday evening.

According to police, a 2001 Camero driven by Woodrow Hochthurn was traveling southbound on I-55 near the 171 mile marker when the car hydroplaned on wet pavement.  The car travelled off the interstate, went down an embankment and struck two large rocks.  

Hochthurn was pronounced dead shortly after.
 
A passenger in the vehicle was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
 

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