Elderly man dies in South County accident

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – An elderly man has died following a collision in south St. Louis County late Wednesday morning.

Authorities believe Christian Jaudes, 89, didn't make a complete stop while traveling south on Sappington Barracks toward the Barracksview intersection. A dump truck approaching Sappington Barracks saw the van enter the intersection but couldn't stop prior to impact.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital, where the 80-year-old died.

The driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries.

Accident reconstruction is currently investigating as well as St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons detectives.


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