■ A win­ter storm left five people dead in crashes on Mid­west roads.

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FRONT PAGE -

ST. LOUIS — A mas­sive win­ter snow­storm that blan­keted sev­eral Mid­west states was a fac­tor in at least five road deaths on Satur­day.

The storm moved into Kansas and Ne­braska from the Rock­ies on Fri­day, then east into Mis­souri, Iowa, Illi­nois and In­di­ana, covering roads and mak­ing driv­ing dan­ger­ous. Part of In­ter­state 44 near St. Louis was blocked for sev­eral hours Satur­day, and at one point the Mis­souri State High­way Pa­trol warned of traf­fic de­lays as long as eight hours.

In In­di­ana, the north­bound lanes of In­ter­state 65 were closed for hours Satur­day after a semitruck jack­knifed along the snow-cov­ered high­way near Lafayette, about 65 miles north­west of In­di­anapo­lis.

The storm be­gan to spread east into the Mid-At­lantic re­gion, with be­tween 5 and 10 inchess of snow ex­pected in the Wash­ing­ton area by Sun­day.

Mis­souri had got­ten the worst of the storm by Satur­day, with the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice re­port­ing more than a foot of snow Satur­day morn­ing in some places around St. Louis and Jef­fer­son City, and more than 18 inches in Co­lum­bia.

At least five people were killed in crashes on slick road­ways in Kansas and Mis­souri. They in­cluded a wo­man and her 14-year-old step­daugh­ter whose car slid into the path of a semi­trailer in Clin­ton, about 80 miles south­east of Kansas City, on Fri­day, the Mis­souri State High­way Pa­trol said. An­other wo­man died when her car slid on U.S. High­way 24 in north­ern Mis­souri and was hit by an on­com­ing SUV.

In Kansas, a 62-year-old man died after his pickup truck skid­ded on the Kansas Turn­pike and hit a con­crete bar­rier, ac­cord­ing to the pa­trol. An­other crash in­volv­ing two semi­trail­ers in snowy con­di­tions killed a 41-year-old driver from Mex­ico, the pa­trol said.

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