Driver facing charges after police car hit near crash on I-55

Driver facing charges after police car hit near I-55 crash

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Multiple crews responded to two crash scenes on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau before noon on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The first crash happened at the 102 mile marker in the southbound lanes.

Multiple crews are on the scene of a crash on I-55 southbound in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: John Broeckling)
Multiple crews are on the scene of a crash on I-55 southbound in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: John Broeckling) (Source: John Broeckling)

According to Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Joey Hann, three vehicles were involved in the crash

At least one vehicle was towed out of the median.

The second crash was near the scene and involved a black police cruiser and a white pickup truck.

Multiple crews are on the scene of a crash on I-55 southbound in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: John Broeckling)
Multiple crews are on the scene of a crash on I-55 southbound in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Source: John Broeckling) (Source: John Broeckling)

Cape Girardeau police officers were working the first crash. Sgt. Hann said the police cruiser was blocking off a lane that was blocked by the crash. The police cruiser had is lights flashing and cones were set out.

According to Sgt. Hann, the officer was outside directing traffic when a Toyota truck hit the traffic cones and then hit the back of the patrol cruiser.

The officer directing traffic was able to get out of the way.

The truck rolled over and the driver sustained very minor cuts and did not need to be transported.

CGFD is clearing the scene of a motor vehicle collision on I55. Please avoid the area, if possible. #capetraffic

Posted by Cape Girardeau Fire Department on Thursday, October 10, 2019

The driver of the truck, Corey A. Robinson, 39, of Perryville, Mo., was charged with careless and imprudent driving by striking the patrol vehicle.

The crash happened at the southbound 102.4 mile marker on I-55 at the new Jackson exit.

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