Bob Hamilton

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – Were you wondering what the backup on northbound I-55 in Jefferson County yesterday evening was all about?

Around 5 p.m., police in Ste. Genevieve County stopped the driver of an SUV for speeding.

The officer approached and the driver of the SUV stepped on the gas and raced northbound on “55”, police in pursuit.

The driver tried to avoid stop strips, overcorrected and flipped the SUV at the Imperial Main exit.

Police say since the driver and at least two passengers weren’t using seat belts, they were thrown out and died on the spot.

Only one passenger survived, with injuries. Three others, including the driver, are dead, their names not known and police still don’t know why the driver decided to run.

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