Man clung to truck, killed on Missouri freeway

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, December 21 2016 Dec 21, 2016 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:23:00 AM CST December 21, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JONESBURG, Mo. (AP)- Missouri authorities say a man clung to the hood of tractor- trailer for miles on a St. Louis-area freeway before being hit by another semi rig while running in and out of traffic.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it's unclear why 20-year-old Darryl Boyle of O'Fallon, Missouri, was walking on Interstate 70 west of St. Louis on Tuesday evening or why he climbed onto the tractor-trailer.

Doyle died at a hospital shortly after being hit in a westbound lane near Jonesburg.

Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum says that after slowing traffic to a crawl, Boyle grabbed the side mirror of an eastbound tractor-trailer, climbed onto the hood. Doyle rode atop for miles before jumping off and was fatally hit by another semi rig as authorities converged on him.

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