JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — Interstate 55 was closed past Highway Z north of Pevely for hours after a crash involving an ambulance Sunday afternoon.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said the crash was reported at 1:54 p.m. MoDOT traffic cameras showed a backup of traffic with several emergency vehicles at the scene.
A damaged ambulance with the Joachim Plattin Ambulance District was sitting on the shoulder of the highway.
A medical helicopter was seen landing on the highway at around 2:15 p.m.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the ambulance and a Jeep collided. There were two crew members and one person being transported in the ambulance. The driver was the only person inside the Jeep at the time of the crash. There is at least one serious injury.
The highway has since reopened.