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Officials ID drivers killed in wrong-way crash in South County

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NB I-55 closed at Reavis Barracks following crash Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) NB I-55 closed at Reavis Barracks following crash Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) –  The drivers killed during Wednesday morning’s crash on northbound Interstate 55 have been identified.

According to police, Carlyon Johnson, 41, was driving the wrong-way on the interstate when his vehicle struck one being driven by 28-year-old Donta Brown near Reavis Barracks around 3 a.m.

Johnson and Brown, both of St. Louis, were pronounced dead shortly after the crash.

A highway patrol officer was reportedly assisting a motorist with a flat tire on the side of the road and saw the wrong-way vehicle go by. Moments after seeing the vehicle, the officer heard the crash. 

All lanes of the interstate were closed until around 6:45 a.m.

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