Fatal SUV and van accident backs up traffic on I-55

ST. LOUIS, MO — A fatal accident on Interstate 55 Thursday afternoon backed up traffic for multiple hours, KSDK reports.

Officials report that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call around 2:35 p.m on the northbound lanes of I-55 and Potomac Street for an accident involving a van and SUV.

Police said a man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The accident backed up the interstate for about two miles and the closures latest for several hours, officials report.

This is an ongoing investigation and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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