An early morning one-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 has claimed the lives of three people, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.
The accident has closed a lane of traffic on northbound I-55, but both lanes of traffic are now flowing normally, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation news release.
All three people who died were not from the area, Walter said. The accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at mile marker 86.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash team is investigating. More information on this accident will be updated throughout the day at semissourian.com and in Wednesday's edition of the Southeast Missourian.