Stranded motorist struck, killed by semi on I-255 identified - KMOV.com

Stranded motorist struck, killed by semi on I-255 identified

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(KMOV.com) – A driver experiencing car trouble was struck and killed by tractor trailer Thursday afternoon as he checked the engine of his car on I-255 in south St. Louis County.

Authorities said the accident occurred near the Lindbergh Boulevard exit.

Police said a driver, later identified as 50-year-old Steven Benke, was experiencing engine trouble and pulled over to the side of the road. Authorities said the motorist then opened the hood and was checking the engine when he stepped towards a lane of traffic and was hit by a semi.

Other details were not immediately known.

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