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East Prairie man dies after crash on I-55 near Scott City

SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) -

An East Prairie man has died after being injured in a June 9 interstate crash.

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 55 just south of Scott City on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

It happened between the 84 and 85 mike marker in the northbound lanes at 1:44 p.m.

One car rear-ended another car, causing both to leave the road and overturn, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

John F. Skaggs, 49, of East Prairie, was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center with serious injuries. According to highway patrol report, Skaggs died on June 17, 2011 at the hospital in Cape Girardeau. 

Maverick A. Boyer, 20, of Jackson was taken Saint Francis Medical Center with minor injuries.

Traffic was backed up for at least three miles while crews cleaned up the scene of the crash.

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