ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis police are searching for the driver and the car involved in a deadly hit and run crash on I-70. The accident happened around 9p.m. Thursday near the Grand exit. Investigators say a man was crossing the interstate when he was hit in the eastbound lanes. The force of the impact threw the man into the express lanes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police had eastbound I-70 closed in the area until midnight while accident reconstruction crews investigated. The interstate is completely reopened this morning.
Authorities have not released the victim`s name. He was in his mid 40`s. It has been confirmed that a car was behind the hit and run vehicle. That driver told police the hit and run vehicle was a two door coupe.
It`s also unclear why the victim was crossing the highway.