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One person confirmed dead in I-55 crash in New Madrid County

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal Clark Parrott confirms a man died in a crash two miles south of Kewanee in New Madrid County on Saturday.

The crash happened Saturday shortly before 1 p.m. on Interstate 55, near the 48 mile marker.

Highway Patrol Troop E says the deadly crash happened in the southbound lanes.

According to Mo. Highway Patrol major crash investigators, a Nissan Versa crashed into the back of a Freightliner Wrecker.

Richard L. Hare, 61, of New Madrid, was a passenger in the car and died at the scene. 

The driver of the Versa, Vanessa J. Landers, 54, of New Madrid, received serious injuries and was taken to a Sikeston hospital.

Corporal Clark Parrott says the right southbound lane stayed open to traffic after the crash.

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