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73-year-old driver killed after driving under semi in St. Louis

73-year-old driver killed after driving under semi in St. Louis

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2021

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 73-year-old male driver was killed after crashing under a semi on North Hanley Road early Friday morning.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, Robert E. Lee was traveling northbound on North Hanley Road when he traveled into oncoming traffic. His 1993 Geo Prism crashed under a semi driven by 48-year-old Scott E. Blotevogel. The fatal crash occurred north of Scudder Avenue around 3:07 a.m.

Lee, of Kinloch, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:12 a.m. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Blotevogel, of Worden, IL, was wearing a seat belt.

The Geo was totaled and the semi sustained extensive damages.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to prevent unnecessary deaths or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.


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