1 dead after Northbound I-55 crash, 7 seriously injured

1 dead after Northbound I-55 crash, 7 seriously injured

JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - One person is dead following a crash on Northbound I-55 Saturday night.

Seven others were seriously injured.

Frederick Fleming, 33, of Cape Girardeau, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe on I-55 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, overturned and ejected everyone from the vehicle.

Two helicopters were called in to transport the seven people injured.

A 17-year-old passenger from Cape Girardeau was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital.

6 or 7 injured in I-55 crash

The injured included five children, ranging in ages from 17 to 5, and two adults in their 30s.

Northbound I-55 was closed due to the wreck at mile marker 113.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, no one was wearing a seatbelt.

Next of kin has been notified.

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