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Man killed in crash involving MoDOT truck on I-270 in St. Louis County

The MoDOT truck was sweeping the southbound lanes when it was hit from behind by a commercial work truck that was hauling bricks

CREVE COEUR, Mo. — A 23-year-old Lincoln County man died in a crash involving a MoDOT truck on Interstate 270 in west St. Louis County Thursday afternoon.

The crash was reported at about 1:52 p.m. in the southbound lanes near the Ladue Road exit. 

A transportation department spokesperson confirmed the MoDOT truck was sweeping the interstate when it was hit from behind by a commercial work truck that was hauling bricks.

The driver of the commercial truck died at the scene, the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed. He was later identified as Joseph Yeager of Moscow Mills. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP traffic report.

A 5 On Your Side photojournalist took a photo at the scene that appeared to show the commercial work truck with extensive front end damage. A MoDOT work truck was just in front of the vehicle.

Creve Coeur police asked drivers to avoid the area between Interstate 64 and Olive Boulevard while first responders were at the scene.

Several southbound lanes were closed for more than four hours. The interstate reopened by 6:30 p.m.

Police have not released any other details about the crash.