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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal I-270 crash

12:59 PM, Dec 30, 2012   |    comments
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HAZELWOOD, MO (KSDK) -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is releasing the name of the person killed in a crash on Friday morning.

Northbound I-270 was closed Friday morning following a multi-vehicle accident at the McDonnell Boulevard exit.  Troopers say Talbert Brooks , 48, of St. Louis died as he was trying to push a stalled car with his vehicle.

Sgt. Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says that a tow truck pulling a tractor trailer struck two cars that were traveling below the speed limit.

The driver of the first car struck was killed. The driver of the second car struck was injured.  Sgt. Nothum stresses that investigators are not assessing blame to the tow truck driver, and that the investigation is ongoing.

KSDK

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