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Child killed in crash

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

Interstate 64 in Franklin County is back open following a crash that killed a 3-year-old girl early Friday.

Police say the crash stemmed from an earlier accident at the 51 mile marker, which they say was caused by a suspected drunk driver.

As traffic became congested from that crash, police say for some reason, a tractor trailer, driven by 49-year-old Catherine Stults, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, collided with another tractor trailer, driven by 45-year-old Timothy Williams of McLeansboro, Illinois.

The child, also from Cape Girardeau, was in Stults' tractor trailer. The Deputy Coroner has identified her as three-year-old Andrea Witherspoon. They say she was the Stults' granddaughter.

At least two other people were sent to the hospital following the second crash.

Eastbound I-64 was closed for about seven hours, and reopened around 8 a.m. Friday.

As for the driver of the first crash, Laura Hubbard of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, she was arrested and charged with DUI and is lodged in the Franklin County Jail.

At last check, the driver of the semi, Catherine Stults was listed in good condtion.


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