STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO — Two men were injured Sunday evening when they were struck by a pickup truck moments after another vehicle accident on Interstate 55 southbound in Ste. Genevieve County, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 148 and was reported at 5:14 p.m.
An 18-year-old Arkansas man was driving a 2019 Ford F-150 southbound on I-55 when approached the scene of a weather-related car wreck and attempted to avoid the car in the roadway. The truck hit the cable barrier before hitting two pedestrians who were standing in the roadway after the first crash.
A 33-year-old Bismarck man was transported by private conveyance to an undisclosed hospital with minor injuries. A 48-year-old man from Tennessee was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries.
No other injuries were reported in the accident.
The Ford F-150 sustained extensive damages and was towed from the scene.
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