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Teen identified as victim struck crossing I-70

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UPDATE:  Noah Jones, 17, has been identified as the person struck while trying to cross I-70 in St. Charles on Monday.  He was hit by a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 19-year-old Shkeena Harris.  Jones was taken to St. Joseph's Health Center by ambulance.  He is listed in serious condition.

LAKE ST LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –A man was hit by a car trying to cross Interstate 70 between Lake St. Louis Boulevard and Bryan Road, just outside of O’Fallon. The accident happened a little before 9:30am.

Traffic on I-70 eastbound was jammed for some time as police tried to piece together what happened.

All of the lanes were opened by 11:00am and traffic was flowing smoothly again.

The windshield of the car that hit the man was shattered. Police say the woman driving hat car stopped right away.

The victim’s shoe was found on the side of the road.

Investigators say for some reason the man in his late teens or early 20s tried to cross I-70 eastbound when he was hit by a Grand Prix.

Authorities on the scene say they had several witnesses tell them the woman who was driving the car did nothing wrong and could not avoid the man.

Police allowed her to drive away and said there is nothing criminal here.

As for the man who was hit, he was rushed to a hospital unconscious with serious injuries.

Police shut down two of three lanes on I-70 eastbound in the area for about an hour while police investigated the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation.

7 comments

  • Adama

    There is nothing on the north side of 70 but rocks…..Please keep us informed as to why he was crossing the road and from where.

  • Kitty

    He is an amazing friend, and i say is because as long as i remember him there is now was about him. smart and quiet, you won’t find a nicer guy anywhere. He can make anyone smile and I’m sorry to his family, they have an amazing person that no one can compare to. He will be missed but he will not be forgotten.

  • Karen

    He was quiet but friendly. He had a great smile and would help you if he could. He will be missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • Erika

    I am sorry to hear this I was praying for him everyday since it happened . I was really hoping he would pull through. My thoughts and prayers are with his family . I didn’t know him but seen the accident scene

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