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2 dead when pickup strikes parked semi on I-44

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ST. CLAIR, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A man and a woman killed in an accident on I-44 in St. Clair, Mo. Thursday afternoon have been identified. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol says Kristine Bergmann, 35, was driving off the right side of the road and struck a towed 2011 Volvo Conventional that was parked on the shoulder of the highway. The vehicle was unoccupied. 

Justin Giddens, 30, was also inside the 1997 Ford Ranger that Bergmann was driving at the time of the accident.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene around 4:30 p.m. 

All westbound lanes were closed for several hours. 

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