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Man hit and killed in south St. Louis County Sunday night identified

A highway patrol spokesman said Robert Kleist was walking in the northbound lanes of traffic on Telegraph Road when he was struck by two cars

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has identified a man who was hit and killed by two vehicles while walking along Telegraph Road in south St. Louis County Sunday night.

The man is 37-year-old Robert Kleist from High Ridge Missouri.

Corporal Dallas Thompson said they were called by the St. Louis County Police Department at around 7:30 to help with an investigation after Kleist was struck.

According to an Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, at 7:01 p.m. Kleist was walking in the northbound lanes of traffic on Telegraph near its intersection with Championship Boulevard when he was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban. A second car, a Chevrolet Cobalt, was unable to stop and also struck Kleist. 

He was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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