Car Gets Creamed Driving the Wrong Way on I-55, Driver in Custody



So many of the driving scenes caught on video in St. Louis are hilarious or downright ridiculous, but this video is just scary.

Posted to Twitter by Brandon Merano of KSDK, the clip filmed by Cody Gowler shows a small black car with a huge spoiler going the wrong way in the fast lane on I-55 south near Bates yesterday afternoon.

After driving some distance with oncoming cars swerving to avoid it, the driver's luck finally runs out when a large white van swipes the side of his car, sending car parts flying.

KSDK reports that the driver was taken into custody and that an investigation is ongoing, but one look at the video and you’ll think everybody involved is just lucky to be alive at all.

Just the other day someone was filmed driving that same stretch of highway with the hood of their car flipped back and covering their entire windshield.

Stay safe and alert out there, St. Louis.

Email the author at
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Riverfront Times has been keeping St. Louis informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Riverfront Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.