Bizarre crash on Lindell bridge above kills driver in car below

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ST. LOUIS - One person was killed Monday afternoon in a car accident at a busy intersection just outside Forest Park. The accident occurred at Union and Lindell boulevards.

One vehicle was traveling west on Lindell when the driver struck the cement guardrail on the overpass and knocked loose a large piece of that rail. That piece fell and landed on an unsuspecting vehicle traveling beneath the overpass, killing the driver of the Tesla.

A 22-year-old woman was driving the white car that struck the concrete barrier. Approximately one ton of concrete that slammed into the roof of the car.

The victim driving the Tesla has been identified as prominent local businesswoman, 58-year-old, Janet Torrisi-Mokwa. She was the wife of former St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa.

Authorities closed Forest Park between Union and Kingshighway to all vehicle and foot traffic.

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