2 women struck by vehicle along I-44, 1 dead


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.

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