Accident closes I-270 eastbound closed just past Lewis & Clark Blvd

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 270 were closed just past Lewis and Clark Boulevard late Friday night following an accident involving a police vehicle, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.

A Bellefontaine Neighbors police officer was inside the vehicle when it was struck.

The officer is being taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. He was said to be alert and speaking while at the scene.

The lanes were expected to be reopened within the hour, a MoDOT spokesperson said.

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