ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a fatal multi-car crash in north St. Louis early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened at around 6:14 a.m. in the express lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 near Carrie Avenue.
Police said a woman was driving her 2008 Honda Civic east in the express lanes of I-70 when she lost control and crashed. She got out of her car, which was perpendicular to the lanes of traffic, and stood on the passenger side.
Police said another car hit the then-unoccupied Civic a short time later. The second crash pushed the Civic into the woman standing outside of it, killing her.
The driver of the second car was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The woman has been identified as 42-year-old Mariaraphaella Nguyen-Truong.
The express lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed for a few hours while officials investigated but have since reopened.