1 person killed in accident on I-55 northbound in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) - The northbound lanes of Interstate 55 were closed Friday evening following a multi-vehicle collision.

The accident took place just after 8:50 p.m. just north of Route Z, near Haefner Lane.

An emergency medical helicopter was called to airlift at least one accident victim from the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Audra Evans Wienke died from her injuries in the accident, after another vehicle crashed into the roof of her Honda.

One lane of I-55 was reopened just after 10 p.m.

The patrol say Evans vehicle was on its side following a previous accident, facing east on I-55 northbound, when the driver of a second car struck Evans vehicle.