ST. LOUIS – One person is dead, and two others were hurt after a crash overnight on I-70 in north St. Louis City.
Investigators were at the scene at I-70 and Carrie Avenue, where a 2006 Infiniti M35 lost control and struck the center median until it hit a MoDOT signage pole, on I-70 eastbound just after 1:30 a.m. After hitting the pole, the vehicle was split into parts and the occupants of both vehicles were ejected.
Upon arrival, officers confirmed that the driver of the Infiniti died. Both passengers from each vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital. The two passengers are in critical and stable condition.
There was debris over the wide area, and it appeared to be the remnants from one of the vehicles involved. Debris could also be seen in the express lanes.
I-70 was completely closed in the area, and westbound 70 was reopened a short time after. Clean up is continuing on the eastbound side.
Accident reconstruction crews were there for some time. Crews are trying to get I-70 eastbound reopened as soon as possible when they finish their investigation.
FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Nic Lopez was at the scene earlier.