Two St, Louis Women Die in Illinois Truck-Car Crash

Two women were killed in Illinois and a third was critically injured when their car crossed over interstate 55-70 into the path of a tractor trailer, according to the Illinois State Police.
The accident occurred on eastbound Interstate 55-70, just before Interstate 64 splits heading east. State Police said the driver entered I-55-70 in Illinois from the St. Clair Avenue ramp and was drove across several interstate lanes, and was believed to be heading east on I-64, when the collision occurred. Traffic from that St. Clair ramp in Illinois should only go east on I-55-70, according to the police.
The dead were identified as Katrenia Travis, 29, and Sharae’ Williams, 30, both from the St. Louis area. A passenger, Gloria Hampton, 24, also from St. Louis, was listed in critical condition at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
The driver, Okiechia Travis, 22, was reported in stable condition at a St. Louis hospital. She was among three occupants of the Chevrolet Lumina who were thrown from the vehicle. Katrenia Travis, who remained trapped in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene; Williams was pronounced dead three hours later.
The truck smashed into the Lumina’s passenger side. “It was a T-bone side impact situation,” said State Police Sgt. Chris Trame.
The truck driver was not injured and was not held, police said. An investigation continues into the actions of the driver of the car, a spokesman said.
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