I-55 reopens after overnight crash

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Traffic is back to normal on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County this morning. A fiery overnight crash involving two tractor trailer rigs shut down southbound traffic for about four hours.

Troopers say the crash happened around 12:30 this morning at mile marker 15. The two semi trucks collided. One of the rigs flipped and caught fire.

Troopers shut down the southbound lanes of I-55 as emergency crews worked the wreck. Due to clean-up, the lanes were not reopened until 4:30 this morning.

The drivers of both trucks were hurt, but according to the Missouri Highway Patrol their injuries are not life threatening.   Ramiz Northland, 46, of Raymond, Iowa, is in a Memphis hospital with moderate injuries.  Zdravko Trifonov, 58, of Chicago,  was taken to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital.

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