Festus fatal accident early Sunday morning

(Festus) A fatal accident took the life of a 28-year-old DeSoto woman early Sunday morning. The accident took place a little after 1 o’clock in the morning on southbound I-55 a mile south of the Herculaneum exit according to Festus Police Chief Doug Wendel.

The driver is 29-year-old Colby McCreary of DeSoto, and the passenger is 28-year-old Savannah McCreary. Colby McCreary is listed as in serious but stable condition at Mercy Hospital South, he is a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy and the son of DeSoto Police Chief Jeff McCreary.