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Two teenagers killed in wreck on I-55 in southeast Missouri

July 17, 2021 GMT

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — Two teenagers are dead after an accident in southeast Missouri.

The accident happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2003 Mazda 6 was disabled from a previous crash and was blocking both lanes on a bridge when it was struck by a 2013 Ford F150.

The impact caused the Mazda to strike a 16-year-old male who was outside the vehicle. He died, along with 18-year-old Shayleigh Smith of Jackson, who was in the car. The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt.

The patrol did not identify the 16-year-old who died but said he was Hayti.