Bootheel crash kills Illinois man

STEELE, MO (KFVS) - A car crash in the Missouri Bootheel kills an Illinois man.

The crash happened Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 just south of Steele.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers say 60-year-old James Welte of Urbana, Illinois was driving a Volkswagen which ended up clipping the rear end of a semi-truck.

The Volkswagen ran off the road and hit a guardrail.  Welte was killed in the crash.  The truck driver was not hurt.

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