CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) - One woman was killed and two others injured in a Friday night accident on Interstate 55 near the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, stalling traffic for several hours in both directions.
The three-vehicle accident occurred at 6:10 p.m. when a southbound semitrailer changed from the right to left lane and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, according to Cape Girardeau police Cpl. Kevin Eudy. The Chevrolet lost control and went across the median, striking a northbound passenger vehicle, he said. Emergency crews extricated two women from one vehicle and another from a second.
Kim Myers, 45, was pronounced dead at 7:09 p.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center, according to Scott County chief deputy coroner Jerry Goin. Further information on the accident was not available as of press time.