Man kills self while driving causing I-55 crash
ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – What began as a homicide investigation on Interstate 55 in south city has detectives now believing a suicide caused a traffic accident.
According to Schron Jackson, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the accident occurred around 7:10 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-55 at Loughborough.
Witnesses said a man’s vehicle veered off the highway and struck a light pole on a baseball field.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene after police found the driver, a man in his 20s, dead with a gunshot wound to his head. Detectives discovered a gun inside the man’s vehicle.