Morning crash ties up traffic on I-55 at Cape Girardeau

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A crash shut down one lane of southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau during the morning rush Wednesday.

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. when a 19-year-old male driver fell asleep and left the road, according to Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey. The driver was cited for failure to maintain a single lane. A 17-year-old female passenger received moderate injuries in the crash. Traffic was reduced at the 94 mile marker for about 30 minutes following the accident.

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