FESTUS, Mo. — A crash closed southbound Interstate 55 in Jefferson County. The crash happened at around 8:00pm near the US 61 at the 169-mile marker. The crash was so bad that MoDOT said the highway was going to be closed for several hours. The road is now open.
Police say a van was heading southbound on I-55 was rear-ended by the cab of a tractor-trailer. The minivan lost control and got into an accident. A delivery truck driver saw the crash and pulled over to help. This Good Samaritan was struck after a vehicle crashed into the first van and rear-ended a tractor-trailer.
There are four people who may have been injured in this collision. The delivery truck driver was flown to a hospital. The others were sent by ambulance.
The conditions and identities of those involved in the crash are not known at this time.