3 taken to hospital after car hits people pushing car along I-55 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

3 taken to hospital after car hits people pushing car along I-55

(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS) (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

An early morning crash along northbound I-55 sent three people to hospital on Aug. 30.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. near mile marker 89.

The driver and a passenger of one car ran out of gas and were pushing it along the highway shoulder.

The highway patrol reports another car hit them from behind.

All three people were taken to a hospital in Cape Girardeau. One person suffered serious injuries, and another person sustained moderate injuries.

Traffic was tied up for about two hours and was diverted off the interstate around the accident scene.

As of about 4 a.m., all lanes were back open.

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