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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A New Baden man was killed after he rear-ended a tractor trailer overnight Thursday.

Blake Rodgers, 31, was driving a 2011 Kia Optima on Illinois Route 161 when he rear-ended a Freightliner tractor trailer that was slowing to stop near I-64. The accident happened just before 3:00 a.m.

Rodgers was taken to a hospital where he later died. The driver of the semi was not injured.

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