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Man dies after crash on I-55


A St. Louis man died after a crash on Interstate 55 five miles north of Oak Ridge Monday.

W.C. Sykes, 87, of St. Louis died after the 1997 Buick La Sabre he was driving was hit by a 2002 Chevy Malibu driven by 35-year-old Melissa Farley of Kennett, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The impact caused Sykes' vehicle to run off the road and strike an embankment around 12:53 p.m.

Sykes died Tuesday morning.

A passenger in Sykes's vehicle, 58-year-old Catherine Anello was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Farley had minor injuries.

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