28-year-old woman killed in crash on I-55 in Pemiscot Co. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

28-year-old woman killed in crash on I-55 in Pemiscot Co.

Crash on I-55 (Source: Ashley Brooke Willis) Crash on I-55 (Source: Ashley Brooke Willis)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A St. Louis woman was killed and a Sikeston woman injured in a crash Sunday on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County.

The crash happened on the southbound lanes of I-55 three miles south of Portageville at 6 p.m. Sunday. According to Sgt. Clark Parrot with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened at the 29.4 mile marker. 

A 2008 Chevy HHR ran off the road and struck the rear of a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the road. After hitting the tractor trailer, the HHR slid across the road and hit the cable barrier, according to the MSHP crash report.

Jessica R. White, 28, of St. Louis was pronounced dead at the scene. White was a passenger in the HHR.

The driver, Jessica M. Richmond, 33, of Sikeston, had serious injuries. She was airlifted to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Both southbound lanes were temporarily blocked while emergency crews responded to the scene.

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