1 dead, 1 injured after wrong-way van crashes head-on with driver on I-44

ST. LOUIS, MO – One person was killed in a wrong-way accident on I-44 in downtown St. Louis early yesterday morning, according to KSDK.

The accident occurred on eastbound I-44, near Walnut Street and I-64, at about 4:35 a.m.

The driver of a white cargo van was headed westbound in the eastbound lanes, then crashed head-on into another vehicle.

The wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries and is expected to make a recovery.

The second driver died at the scene.

Authorities closed both directions of I-44 as they worked the accident, which remains under investigation at this time.

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