Five people lost their lives today in St. Louis car accidents.
In downtown St. Louis, two people were killed when their vehicle struck an interstate overpass on Highway 44.
Two pedestrians walking on a sidewalk at the intersection of Kienlen and Evanston avenues in Wellston were fatally struck when a car veered onto the sidewalk to avoid a collision with another car. St. Louis County police are investigating.
A tractor trailer travelling on Interstate 55 blew a tire and was struck by a car before the 18 wheeler could safely get to the side of the road. The woman, Erin L. Nabe-Jenkins from Imperial, was killed when her vehicle struck the back of the truck. Failing to properly maintain tractor trailers can often lead to deadly crashes.
In Venice, Illinois, a tractor trailer struck a disabled car and injured a man, who required hospitalization.