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Wrong-way driver survives crash that left 1 dead in downtown St. Louis

The victim has been identified as 66-year-old Audrey Spencer

ST. LOUIS — A driver was killed in a head-on crash caused by another vehicle going the wrong way on Interstate 44 Friday morning.

The wreck happened near downtown St. Louis at about 4:35 a.m. St. Louis police were called to the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at Branch for a “careless/reckless driver” followed by a call for an “accident with injuries” at I-44 and Walnut Street.

According to police, a white cargo van was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-70 when it crashed into another vehicle head-on. The driver of the van was taken to a hospital with injuries but is expected to survive. The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

On April 15, St. Louis police identified the victim as 66-year-old Audrey Spencer.

The department's Accident Reconstruction Unit is handling the ongoing investigation. 

No other information about the crash has been released.

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