Two injured when truck crashes under bridge

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Two people were injured after a crash on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County Tuesday afternoon.

It happened about 1:45 p.m. when two vehicles traveling south on I-55 somehow collided.  A pickup truck ended up under a bridge at Portage Open Bay at the 31.8 mile marker.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital by ambulance.  The passenger was air-lifted to a hospital, according to Missouri Highway Patrol.

The driver and passenger had to be cut from the vehicle that was submerged in water.

No word on their condition.

The other vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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