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Michael Kuehl killed in I-44 crash with tractor trailer unit

3:36 AM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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St. Robert, MO (KSDK) -   A motorist was killed last night after losing control of his car on a service road off of Interstate-44, crossing into oncoming traffic and being struck broadside by a tractor trailer truck.

State troopers say Michael Kuehl; 21 of St. Robert was westbound on Route Z, the outer road along the interstate around 8:20 p.m. when his car went into the grass median and into the eastbound lanes of I-44 where his vehicle was struck by the Freightliner tractor.

A  third vehicle traveling behind the truck was struck by flying debris from the initial collision.  That driver was not hurt.

Kuehl was pronounced dead at the crash scene.  The driver of the truck; identified as a 46 year old Bella Vista, Arkansas resident suffered minor injuries in the collision.

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