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SOUTH ST. LOUIS ( – A North City woman was killed Wednesday afternoon when she got into an accident while exiting off I-55 in south St. Louis.

Police said Jacqueline Leach, 45, was driving a 2005 Lincoln L/S on northbound I-55 when she tried to exit onto Gravois. She hit the exit sign and then hit a light pole before her car came to a rest on the guardrail, police said. The accident happened just after 4:00 p.m.

She was taken to a hospital where she later died.

Police said they are trying to determine if a prior medical condition led to her death.

Accident reconstruction crews are investigating.

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