ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Eastbound I-44 at Missouri Route 109 in St. Louis County was closed Wednesday morning due to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer, a motorcycle, and possibly four other vehicles.
Investigators say a pick-up truck was stopped on I-44 just before 5 a.m. Wednesday when a tractor-trailer driver struck the car and continued eastbound. A pedestrian outside the pick-up truck was running across the eastbound lanes and struck by the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer continued eastbound and overturned on its side.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Noah Goodwin, 21, of Villa Ridge, died in the collision. A 43-year-old man also suffered serious injuries. It’s unclear whether anyone else was hurt at this time.
St. Louis County officers were at the scene. MoDOT and the Eureka Police Department were there to help with guiding traffic and clearing the scene of the crash.
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