Tractor trailer strikes, kills man pushing car on bridge

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KMOV.com

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 6:03 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 9 at 8:09 AM

Interstate 270 at the Chain of Rocks Bridge

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(KMOV) – One person is dead after an accident involving a tractor trailer on westbound Interstate 270 at the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

Authorities said around 5 a.m. Wednesday a man was pushing his stalled car on the bridge. A tractor trailer was unable to avoid the victim and struck him. The victim died as a result of his injuries. His name has not been released yet.

In an attempt to swerve out of the way, the tractor trailer struck the median. The tractor trailer caught on fire. The driver of the tractor trailer refused medical treatment.

St. Louis police admit they initially sent officers to the wrong location when callers reported the stalled car. This delayed police assistance by five minutes.

It is not clear if officers could have gotten there in time to prevent the crash.

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