Man dies in jumping accident at I-44/I-55 split

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A man died in an accident Friday morning that closed all lanes of westbound Interstate 44 and southbound Interstate 55 at the split.

According to police, a 24-year-old man jumped off the I-44 overpass and hit the windshield of a tractor-trailer truck.

The unidentified man flew through the windshield. He died at the scene.

The driver was taken to an area hospital and released with non-life threatening injuries.

Accident reconstruction is at the scene.

The highway split reopened early Friday afternoon.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information as it becomes available.


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