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Crashes on I-55 snarl traffic

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers say a woman driving a car told them a tractor trailer swerved into her lane. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers say a woman driving a car told them a tractor trailer swerved into her lane.
A car behind this car also hit the guardrail as it tried to avoid the crash. A car behind this car also hit the guardrail as it tried to avoid the crash.
The southbound lanes were shutdown for a short time while crews cleaned up the crash. The southbound lanes were shutdown for a short time while crews cleaned up the crash.
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A couple of crashes on Interstate 55 near the 83 mile marker stopped traffic for a bit Monday afternoon.

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers say a woman driving a car told them a tractor trailer swerved into her lane.  As she tried to avoid the truck, she smashed into the guardrail.

A car behind her also hit the guardrail as it tried to avoid her.

The southbound lanes were shutdown for a short time while crews cleaned up the crash.

Three people went to the hospital with minor injuries.

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