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Interstate crash kills three in Scott County, including two SEMO students

Sunday, December 4, 2022

The following story has been updated.

Three people including two SEMO students died in a vehicle crash on I-55 in Scott County on Dec. 3.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the three deceased are 20 year-old Andrew Marzuco of St. Genevieve, MO, and SEMO students’ 19 year-old Mallory Carter of Brighton, Ill and 20 year-old Audrey Smith of Bridgeton, MO.

The vehicle was identified as a 2002 Ford F-150. The accident report stated the crash was caused after the vehicle “swerved to miss an animal.” The truck then ran off the road and struck a tree.

SEMO University President Carlos Vargas sent an email to SEMO students and faculty regarding the situation.

“As we mourn the loss of members of our SEMO community, we extend our deepest condolences to all those affected. I ask that you keep all these students, their families and friends in your thoughts in the coming days,” Vargas stated.