1 dead after crash on I-55 in New Madrid Co.

1 lane of SB I-55 closed after deadly crash in New Madrid Co.
Published: Sep. 18, 2015 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM CDT
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NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - One southbound lane of Interstate 55 was closed after a deadly crash Friday at the 44.6 mile marker.

The crash involved a car hauler.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the car hauler ran off of the left side of the road, overcorrected, returned to the road, ran off of the left side of the road again and hit 44 cable barrier posts.

When the vehicle crashed, a car that the semi was hauling came off the trailer and overturned.

The driver of the semi, 57-year-old Kendall D. Lewis, of Douglasville, Ga., died. A passenger was not injured, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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