Metro-East woman struck by semi-truck dies at St. Louis hospital - KMOV.com

Metro-East woman struck by semi-truck dies at St. Louis hospital

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(KMOV) – A woman was struck and killed while walking along a Metro-East roadway on Thursday evening.

The accident happend just before 7 p.m. on West Chain of Rocks Road at Dial Drive in Mitchell, Illinois.

According to authorities, a semi-truck had exited Dial Drive onto eastbound Chain of Rocks Road.  While exiting, the truck struck a female pedestrian.  Police said the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed during the impact.

The victim has been identified as Brandy Broyles, 32, from Granite City.  Broyles sustained serious injuries and was arilifted from the scene by ARCH helicopter to St. Louis University Hospital.  Broyles later died at the hospital.

Officials said there are no charges anticipated at this time due to the pedestrian having a duty to yield to traffic in the absence of a sidwalk or crosswalk.

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