St. Louis man dead after rear-ending 18-wheeler

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A man from St. Louis is dead after he crashed his car into an 18-wheeler this morning on Interstate 270.

The accident happened just before 7 a.m. at mile marker 32.2 on I-270, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

St. Louis man Artis A. Cross, 39, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala westbound on I-270 when he crossed two lanes to the right. He failed to notice a 2020 Kenworth T6800 truck driven by Jack T. Roberts, 46, of Madison, that was stopped in the lane for traffic.

Cross struck the back of the truck and totaled his own vehicle in the collision. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 8 a.m.

Cross was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Roberts is not reported as injured, and the truck received moderate damage in the crash.

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