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Accident on I-55 sends several people to the hospital

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A violent crash brings traffic to a standstill on I-55. The accident occurred around 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon in the I-55 southbound lanes in south St. Louis.

Traffic is now moving smoothly on I-55, but that wasn’t the case earlier. St. Louis police say two vehicles slammed into each other, with one flipping over. First responders quickly arrived at the scene and shut down several lanes causing the interstate to turn into a parking lot.

It took rescuers only a few minutes to removed the victims from the vehicles and transport them to the hospital.

The accident scene has been cleared, but is still under investigation.

Police say none of the victims were serious injured.