Wildwood woman killed in semi crash, car fire on eastbound I-64
Posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO – A 49-year-old Wildwood woman was killed in a semi crash and car fire on eastbound I-64 on Tuesday morning.
Police report Karen L. Guccione was traveling east on I-64 in a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu when she traveled off the right side of the road and struck a concrete barrier. This impact pushed the Chevrolet back onto the highway where it hit the right side of a semi. The Chevrolet became pinned between the semi and the concrete barrier. Police report the Chevrolet caught fire. The fatal accident happened at the exit for Big Bend Boulevard around 7:54 a.m.
Guccioni was pronounced dead at the crash scene at 8:15 a.m. It is unknown if she was wearing a seat belt.
The semi driver, Curtis Breckenridge, was not injured and was wearing a seat belt.
Police report the Chevrolet was totaled and the semi sustained extensive damages.
Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.
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