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Perryville exit open following deadly crash on I-55 NB

The crash on I-55 (Source: Roger Williams) The crash on I-55 (Source: Roger Williams)
Police and fire crews on the scene (Source: Roger Williams) Police and fire crews on the scene (Source: Roger Williams)
Traffic backed up on NB I-55 (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) Traffic backed up on NB I-55 (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

The Perry County, Missouri sheriff's office says the Perryville exit is open after a deadly crash Sunday morning.

It happened around 10:15 in Perryville, Missouri on northbound Interstate 55 at the 129.6 mile marker,

The Perry County coroner confirms a Missouri man died in the crash. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop C, it was a single vehicle crash.

The 69-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man was driving a Corvette northbound and lost control on the wet road. The vehicle hit a rock embankment. Troopers say the man was wearing a seat belt.

A passenger was not injured.

The Kansas City man died at the scene.

The sheriff's office was asking drivers to take Highway B as emergency crews were attending to the crash.

Northbound traffic was slow and backed up for miles near the 127 mile marker. Traffic was cleared by noon.

Southbound traffic was moving smoothly.

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