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UPDATED: Victim In Fatal I-44 Crash Identified

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PACIFIC, Mo. (KMOX) -  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the person killed in Thursday morning’s crash on I-44 near Six Flags was 34-year-old Joshua Sanders of Rolla.

He was driving the semi that struck a disabled vehicle in the middle of the highway before overturning.

The driver of the disabled vehicle, 44-year-old Matthew Snyders of St. Louis, was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

OUR EARLIER STORY:

Police believe alcohol and fog may have caused a deadly accident near Six Flags Thursday morning.

It happened about 5 a.m. on westbound I-44.

Sgt. Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer driver swerved to avoid a car that had become disabled in the middle of the roadway, and clipped the rear of the car.

The semi overturned, killing the driver, whose name was not immediately released.

The driver of the disabled car was also hurt and taken to a hospital.

KMOV reports police suspects alcohol was involved after interviewing the driver of the disabled car.

Traffic backed up for miles after the accident that closed all westbound lanes for hours.
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