2 of 3 people who died in I-55 crash were Southeast Mo. State students; others injured

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2002 Ford F150 ran off the road after swerving to miss an animal.
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 8:37 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2022 at 1:30 PM CST
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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two of the three people who died in a crash on Interstate 55 in Scott County were Southeast Missouri State University students.

According to an email sent from Southeast Missouri State University President Carlos Vargas to students on Sunday, two of the three who died were Southeast Mo. State students. He said other students were injured in the crash.

Vargas said grief counseling would be available from the Center for Behavioral Health. Students can email cbha@semo.edu or call 573-986-6191. Employees can use the Employee Assistance Program by calling 800-832-8302.

It happened on northbound I-55, near the 85.6 mile marker around 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol traffic report, a 2002 Ford F150 ran off the road after swerving to miss an animal and hit a tree.

The driver of the truck, 20-year-old Audrey Smith of Bridgeton, Missouri, and two passengers, 19-year-old Mallory Carter of Brighton, Illinois and 20-year-old Andrew Marzuco of Ste. Genevieve died at the scene.

The highway patrol reported three other passengers in the pickup, 20-year-old Maria L. Marzuco, of Ste. Genevieve, 22-year-old Grace A. Makowski, of St. Louis, and 24-year-old Katherine B. Nations, of Chesterfield, suffered minor to moderate injuries. They were taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital for treatment.