Man killed, woman injured in wreck on I-55 near downtown - KMOV.com

Man killed, woman injured in wreck on I-55 near downtown

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(KMOV) – A man was killed and a woman hospitalized after the vehicle they were in struck a guardrail on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis late Tuesday night.

According to authorities, a vehicle was traveling on westbound Interstate 44 around 11 p.m. when it struck a median while trying to cross onto I-55.

The vehicle spun out of control and went over the median, facing north in the southbound lanes. It then slid into the right side curb of southbound I-55, hitting a guard rail on the driver side.

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The driver, later identified as 48-year-old Myron Williams, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Crews responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to free a 48-year-old woman in the passenger seat. She was hospitalized in stable condition.

 

The cause of the wreck was not immediately known.

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