I-55 open in Scott County after rollover crash

I-55 crash closes lanes near Benton

SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County reopened after a crash on Monday, February 3.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said a crash occurred involving an overturned tractor trailer and one other vehicle.

This was in Scott County near the 81.8 mile marker. The crash happened at 11:53 p.m.

Officials said 25-year-old Demarques F. Thompson of Mississippi was headed north in a 2014 freightliner. At the same time 61-year-old Jozell T. James of Cape Girardeau was driving north in a 2020 Dodge Ram.

Thompson ran off the road and overturned. Officials said then James’ Dodge hit Thompson’s freightliner.

Thompson suffered moderate injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

Scott City Fire Department officials said they responded to the incident with N.B.C Fire Protection District. They said the crash involved driver entrapment and fire.

When they got to the scene, fire officials helped put out the flames.

Additional departments including Scott County Rural and Oran were requested by the N.B.C. Fire Protection District command for additional water supply.

SCFD was on the scene for more than five hours.

Traffic was diverted onto Highway 77 and Highway 61 for several hours.

Officials said drivers can expect to be delayed as the cleanup process continues.

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