6 injured, baby ejected, SB I-55 back open after crash near 68 M - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

6 injured, baby ejected, SB I-55 back open after crash near 68 MM

(Source: Mollie Lair/KFVS) (Source: Mollie Lair/KFVS)
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SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Southbound Interstate 55 at mile marker 68.2 is back open after a crash that seriously injured six people on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by 27-year-old Patricia A. Robinson of Caruthersville, Mo., was driving the wrong way on Interstate 55 and caused a head-on crash with a 2013 GMC truck driven by 33-year-old Michael R. Sophie of St. Louis.

The highway patrol says Sophie was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

Robinson was seriously injured and air lifted to a Memphis, Tenn. hospital.

Her four passengers include: Samantha K. Carr, 20; Laqueisha A. Green, 19; Chasity J. Leech, 36; and a baby boy under 1 year old.

All four are from Caruthersville, Mo. and were also seriously injured.

Carr taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

Leech was air lifted to the same Cape Girardeau hospital.

Green was air lifted to a Memphis, Tenn. hospital.

The baby was air lifted to a St. Louis, Mo. hospital.

According to the highway patrol, Sophie was the only one wearing a seat belt or safety device.

Police say the baby was ejected from the car.

Police detoured southbound traffic at exit 69 onto Hwy. HH while crews worked to clear the scene.

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