Two people die in five-vehicle crash on I-55 in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – Two people were killed and another sustained moderate injuries in a five-vehicle crash, involving a semi, on Monday afternoon.

According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jacob Stevenson, 23, suffered a medical emergency and was traveling below the speed limit on northbound I-55 north of Highway Z when a semi was unable to slow down in time and rear-ended his 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. The impact caused the Cruze to travel off the right side of the road and overturn. Stevenson sustained moderate injuries in the crash.

Then, the semi, a 1993 Western Star, struck the side of 2013 Acura TL that was also traveling northbound. The impact caused the semi to drive into the median and crash through the cable barrier. After traveling into oncoming traffic, the semi hit a 2020 Kia Telluride. Both the driver, 66-year-old Rebecca Boyd, and her husband, 72-year-old Leonard Boyd, were pronounced dead at the crash scene.

The cable barrier struck a 2015 Nissan Altima that was traveling southbound on I-55. No other drivers or passengers were injured in the crash.

Local authorities closed the interstate to investigate the crash. It has since been re-opened.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a multiple-vehicle accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for a change to a dangerous interstate or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.