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Posted in In the News on November 24, 2020   |  by Gary Burger

1-55 Pevely Truck Accident - Married Couple Killed

Tragedy struck in the Pevely area of Jefferson County this past Monday, November 23, 2020, when a married couple was killed in an auto accident. The Jefferson County I-55 accident that killed Leonard Wayne and Rebecca Joyce Byrd was a head-on collision that ultimately involved five vehicles.

I-55 Accident Near Pevely, MO

The I-55 Pevely accident occurred when a car in one of the northbound lanes suddenly slowed down. A tractor-trailer was traveling behind this vehicle and was not able to slow down in time, causing a rear-end collision between the truck and the first vehicle. The semi-truck then hit the side of another northbound vehicle and crashed through the cable barrier and median, putting the truck on the southbound side of I-55. Still moving, the truck met with the Byrds' vehicle, which was traveling south, head-on. The fifth car was struck by the cable barrier after the truck broke through.

Leondard Wayne Byrd and Rebecca Joyce Byrd both lost their lives at the scene of this destructive Pevely I-55 accident. Our hearts go out to the family members and friends of the couple, who had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

Jefferson County Car and Truck Accidents

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For your Pevely, Jefferson County, or other Missouri or Illinois car or truck accident, it's important to find a lawyer you can trust. Contact Burger Law or call us at 314-542-2222 right away after your accident to discuss your case with the experts. This consultation is free, and there is no charge unless we win your case.

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