Mattress on I-44 Leads to Fatal Crash

St. Louis (KMOX) A mattress that had fallen onto the highway lead to a fatal accident this (Saturday) morning.

A pick-up truck ran into an unoccupied police vehicle that was blocking the lane with the mattress on eastbound 44 near Grand.

The truck then veered into a tractor trailer and caught fire. The pick up driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the victim’s identity.

Traffic was jammed for hours as reconstruction crews had the interstate closed while they did an investigation.

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