One person killed in two-vehicle crash on southbound I-270

ST. LOUIS, MO – One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on southbound I-270 north of I-64 on Thursday afternoon.

Lee E. Walls, 55, was stopped on the far right lane of southbound I-270 with emergency lights and arrow stick activated in a road construction truck, police report. Joseph V. Yeager, 23, failed to stop and rear-ended the truck in a 2006 Ford F450 around 1:45 p.m.

Yeager, of Moscow Mills, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:59 p.m. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Walls was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

The Ford was totaled and the construction truck sustained moderate damages.

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