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Van Buren man killed in crash on I-55

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STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Van Buren man died in a crash on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County on Wednesday.

Kenneth R. Sullivan, 47, of Van Buren died in the crash when he drove a 1996 Nissan SE northbound in the southbound lanes of I-55 at the 144 mile marker.

It happened around 11:43 a.m.

Thad M. Thurman, 34, of High Ridge was driving a 2007 Toyota Tundra southbound when Sullivan's vehicle hit him head on, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene just before noon. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Thurman was taken to a St. Louis hospital by Air Evac with serious injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Interstate 55 was closed while crews worked to clean up the scene.

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