Police identify victim killed while helping motorist on I-55

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Posted on February 1, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:13 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police have identified a man who was killed after being clipped by a semi-truck on southbound Interstate 55 near Sidney Street Wednesday evening.

Police said Moustafa Elmansy, 67, was trying to help a friend who ran out of gas on the left shoulder of I-55 around 6:45 p.m.  Elmansy was struck by a semi-truck as he attempted to fill the gas tank of the disabled car.

Investigators say the driver of the semi-truck stopped and cooperated with police.

All lanes of southbound I-55 near Sidney Stree were closed for a couple of hours.

 

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