I-64 eastbound reopened following fatal wrong-way accident at Jefferson Ave.

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by Alexander Schuster/ KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 4:44 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 9 at 1:03 PM

(KMOV.com) I-64 eastbound has reopened following a fatal wrong-way accident near Jefferson Avenue early this morning. 

According to police, a fatal accident occurred at 2:00 a.m. on eastbound I-64 at Jefferson in St. Louis City. A wrong-way SUV driver entered the highway and crashed head-on with another vehicle.  

The driver of the SUV was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  

The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Police are not sure, at this time, what caused the SUV driver to enter the highway going the wrong way.  

Accident Reconstruction investigators were at the scene for a few hours working to determine the cause of the accident. Police are not sure if alcohol was a factor.

Stay tuned to News 4 and KMOV.com as details emerge

 

 

 

 

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