Two teens die in I-55 crash

Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 11:26 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2021 at 9:51 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 55 at the 119-mile marker.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Shayleigh Smith of Jackson and a 16-year-old juvenile from Hayti were killed.

Their vehicle, a 2003 Mazda 6, was disabled from a crash that was blocking both lanes on the bridge over Apple Creek. It was then their vehicle was hit by a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Edward Lee of Memphis.

According to the crash report, the impact caused the Mazda to hit the juvenile, who was outside the vehicle.

Smith was pronounced dead by the Perry County coroner around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 17.

The juvenile was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m.

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