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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - A stretch of Interstate 55 in south St. Louis is reopened after a woman was hit by a tractor trailer.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. just past Loughborough. Authorities say the woman got out of her car in the middle of the highway after it became disabled. That's when she was hit by a big rig.

The woman's car may have gotten a flat tire and the woman got out of the car to look at it.

EMS crews rushed the woman to the hospital in critical condition.
Police say accident reconstruction crews were called in to investigate the crash.

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