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2 killed, child airlifted after southeast Missouri crash

January 2, 2019

BERTRAND, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash in southeast Missouri.

KFVS-TV reports that the single-vehicle crash was reported around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 57 in Mississippi County.

Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott says southbound lanes of the interstate were closed temporarily so a helicopter could land and take a child who survived to Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The interstate reopened just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities are notifying the relatives of the victims and didn’t immediately release their names.

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Information from: KFVS-TV, http://www.kfvs12.com

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