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Fatal Accident on I-270; Major Traffic Back Up

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DES PERES, MO (KTVI) - One person has been killed in an accident involving a MoDOT contractor. Authorities on the scene say a car slammed into the work truck on Interstate 270 near Manchester. The accident happened when the vehicle entered a work zone around 3 a.m. and struck the MoDOT contractor's truck.

A person inside the car died. The MoDOT contractor was not killed.

The accident caused a significant back up on Interstate 270 in the northbound lanes. Traffic was backed up from Manchester to Gravios Road. That's about a 10 mile back up.