A fatal accident claimed the life of one driver after he changed lanes suddenly in front of a tractor-trailer on a suburban St. Louis highway.
The incident caused a fiery chain-reaction crash. Witnesses who saw the accident reported that billowing black smoke could be seen for miles after the accident at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 64. Reports indicate that three other people, including an infant, are hospitalized, but their injuries are not believed to be very fatal.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman, Juston Wheetley, the car was changing lanes to exit onto Interstate 270 and was struck by the tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, the car became wedged beneath the tractor-trailer and caught fire. There were also other four vehicles that struck the wreckage.
Initially, the Highway Patrol said two people were killed and at least 15 vehicles were involved. However, the spokesman revealed that those reports proved wrong after investigators finalized their investigation.