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ST. CLAIR, MO (KTVI) – Eastbound I-44 had to be shut down Sunday evening following a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County. Around 7:30 pm, a car and semi-tractor trailer crashed near St. Clair, Missouri.  Witnesses to the accident say it appears the car collided with the semi’s rear-end.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one person died in the accident, and another is in grave condition.

At this writing, the eastbound lanes are shut down starting at the rest stop at mile marker 235.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the accident with a reconstruction team on scene.