1 killed, 2 injured in crash on I-55 in Pemiscot County

PEMISCOT COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – A Hayti man was killed in a crash Thursday evening on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County.

Stanley Smith, 66, of Hayti was driving a 2009 Kia Spectra when he ran off road, struck a cable barrier and the vehicle was disabled in the road. It happened Dec. 22 about 6:50 p.m.

A 2023 Volvo tractor driver by Octavio Vazquez-Vazquez, 34, of Mexico hit Smith’s vehicle., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Smith was pronouced dead at the scene by Pemiscot County Coroner Brian Irions.

Breanna S. Thomas, 29, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Patrick Smith, 53, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin were passengers in Smith’s vehicle. They have serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

No one in Smith’s vehicle was wearing a seat belt, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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