State police: Driver with medical condition travels wrong-way on I-55

Photo courtesy Shawna Lyons

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol successfully stopped a vehicle Tuesday that was going the wrong way on Interstate 55.

According to Cpl. Justin Wheetley, an MSHP spokesman, state police observed a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-55 near Cape Girardeau.

State police used spike strips to flatten all four of the vehicle’s tires and the car eventually came to a halt.

Authorities determined the driver, an elderly man, had an undisclosed medical issue that contributed to the incident.

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