Head-on crash with semi truck on Hwy. 25 left 1 person dead, 4 injured

Head-on crash with semi truck on Hwy. 25 left 1 person dead, 4 injured
A head-on crash involving a semi truck left a Jackson man dead and four others, including a baby, injured. (Source: Pixabay.com)

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A head-on crash involving a semi truck left a Jackson man dead and four others, including a baby, injured.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it happened around 6:10 p.m. on Highway 25 northbound, about 1.5 miles south of Gordonville.

The report stated a 2007 Freightliner was going southbound on Highway 25 when crossed the center line and hit a 2002 Chevy Impala head-on. The car had been going northbound on Highway 25.

The driver of the Impala, a 19-year-old male from Jackson, Mo. was pronounced dead at 9:31 a.m. on Oct. 19 at a St. Louis hospital.

Two passengers in the Impala, a 19-year-old female from Jackson, Mo. and a baby were also injured. They were both airlifted to separate St. Louis hospitals.

The driver of the semi truck, a 46-year-old man from Bloomfield, Mo., was taken by a private vehicle to a Cape Girardeau hospital. A 41-year-old Bloomfield woman who was a passenger in the semi truck was taken by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

According to the highway patrol traffic report, the driver of the semi truck was wearing a seat belt, but his passenger was not. The report also stated that the driver of the Impala was wearing a seat belt, his passenger was not and it was unknown if the baby was properly restrained in the car.

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