2 women killed in wrong-way crash in Madison County, Illinois

A Toyota Camry was going the mistaken way on I-55 when it crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer.

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. — Two St. Louis females ended up killed in a improper-way crash on Interstate 55 in Madison County, Illinois, early Saturday early morning.

In accordance to a crash report from the Illinois Point out Law enforcement, 30-calendar year-outdated Juandria Pickett and her passenger 32-yr-old Tiyana McCoy were being killed in a crash at close to 4 a.m. Saturday.

The report claimed Pickett and McCoy have been in Pickett’s Toyota Camry likely south in the northbound lanes of I-55 around Livingston, Illinois. Close to mile marker 37. they crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer.

Pickett and McCoy ended up declared dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the medical center for treatment method of accidents that ended up not everyday living-threatening.

The freeway was closed for about 6 several hours for an investigation.

The crash report said investigators do not know why the girls were being driving the mistaken way on I-55. The crash stays less than investigation.

This was the second erroneous-way crash to come about in the 5 On Your Aspect viewing region Saturday. Two people had been killed in a 3-auto mistaken-way crash a small soon after 1 a.m. Saturday on I-70 in St. Louis County.

The incorrect-way driver was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-70 west of St. Charles Rock Street, when a different driver in a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado driving eastbound in the eastbound lanes encountered the improper-way driver and was unable to steer clear of her automobile, resulting in a head-on collision, in accordance to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

I-70 eastbound west of St. Charles Rock Street was closed for around four hrs though very first responders cleared the scene. MoDOT also closed the I-270 southbound exit to I-70 eastbound for a number of hrs. 

The Freeway Patrol has not introduced the situation bordering the crash. 

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