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UPDATED: Two Dead in Car Accident in Jefferson County

A 17-year-old driver who ran a red light at high speeds crashed against another vehicle, killing two.

Updated at 4:30 with more information about the victims

Two people are dead following a multi-vehicle accident on highway 61 at I-55 in Festus, FOX2 News reports

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred near the southbound lanes of Highway 61 at I-55, after a 17-year-old ran a red light at high speeds and crashed with another vehicle, killing the couple inside that vehicle, according to FOX2.

The accident caused road closures for at least 4 hours, FOX2 reports

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