ST. LOUIS – Westbound Interstate 44 in downtown St. Louis was closed Monday evening near the Gateway Arch after two women were struck by a vehicle.
A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the incident occurred just before 8 p.m.
The women were on the side of the interstate awaiting motorist assistance when they were hit. Both women were rushed to a local hospital. One of the women was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the women stayed at the scene and spoke with investigators.