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Crash on westbound I-270 in north St. Louis County kills 1 person

An SUV driven by Nicholas Williamson of St. Louis traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, striking a light pole at around 9:40 a.m.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A 41-year-old St. Louis man died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash in north St. Louis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Nicholas Williamson was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer on westbound Interstate 270 near the exit to Washington Street/Elizabeth Avenue when he attempted to slow down and swerve to avoid traffic ahead of him.

The SUV traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned, striking a light pole at around 9:40 a.m.

Williamson was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 10:30 a.m.

The two right lanes of I-270 westbound were closed for several hours while an accident reconstruction team investigated the crash.

The roadway completely reopened to traffic at about noon.

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