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.