Driver Slams Into Parked Police Vehicle and Dies
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The driver of a pickup truck is dead after his vehicle struck an unoccupied police vehicle on Interstate 44 and burst into flames, tangling up traffic for hours.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the crash happened around 10:05 a.m. Saturday when the pickup struck the police vehicle, which was parked to prevent oncoming traffic from hitting a mattress that had fallen into a traffic lane.
The pickup slammed into the police vehicle and swerved into an eastbound tractor-trailer. The pickup driver, who was not immediately identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash caused traffic backups that continued into early afternoon.