Two people sustain serious injuries in rear-end collision

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO – Two people sustained serious injuries in a rear-end collision on northbound I-55 on Tuesday afternoon.

Police report Andrew Y. Collins was traveling north on I-55 in a 2013 Chevrolet Impala when he rear-ended a stationary semi. The accident happened at mile marker 44.6 around 4:28 p.m.

It is unclear why the stationary was stationary, or if it was on the interstate or shoulder.

Collins and a 20-year-female passenger in the Chevrolet were transported to St. Francis Medical Center. Neither were wearing seat belts.

The semi driver, 61-year-old Roland R. Heimann, was wearing a seat belt.

Police report the Chevrolet was totaled and the semi sustained minor damages.

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