Ramp to Poplar Street Bridge reopened, one dead after car falls off approach to bridge


ST. LOUIS – One man has died after his vehicle drove off the approach to the Poplar Street Bridge Friday morning and landed on the train tracks below.

First responders are on the scene in the area of 6th and Trendley on the Illinois side of the Poplar Street Bridge.

The ramp from Route 3 was closed for a time Friday morning, but as of 6:45 a.m. Friday it reopened.

Illinois State Police said the man was driving northbound on Illinois Route 3 and merging onto I-64 westbound/I-55 southbound. As the man was merging, his car hit “the concrete barrier to the right side.”

The car then “flipped over the barrier wall and fell to the ground below.” It then stopped up-side-down on the train tracks below the ramp.

The man was the only person in the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

FOX 2’s Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFOX was flying over the scene getting exclusive aerial views.

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