Elderly man dies in Mississippi River Bridge accident - KMOV.com

Elderly man dies in Mississippi River Bridge accident

(KMOV) -- An elderly man is dead after an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge Sunday night.

Illinois State Police say the victim was an 89-year-old man from East St. Louis.

Authorities say the victim was stopped in the far right lane on the Illinois side of the bridge when a pick-up truck rear-ended his car.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic was backed up in both directions on Interstate 270 at one point.

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