FESTUS - A driver and passenger died late Friday night when they were involved in a two-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 at Highway 67 in Jefferson County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Billy G. Mains, 38, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was driving north in the southbound lane and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by JoAnn Wehner, 40, of Ste. Genevieve.
Mains died of injuries in the crash.
Also killed was Debra J. Hammon, 45, of Ste. Genevieve, who was riding in the Whener vehicle. Her funeral arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Wehner sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to St. Louis University Hospital.