ST. LOUIS (KMOX) updated 12:15 p.m. Friday – The the ice storm is being blamed for one of two fatal accidents in Jefferson County Friday morning.
Investigators say slick conditions played a role in a one vehicle accident on northbound I-55 near Highway 61. The victim’s name is not being released yet.
Authorities say weather was not a factor in the fatal accident, that occurred at about 5:30 a.m.
The Highway Patrol says 40-year-old Ronald Hendrix of Cedar Hill was killed when his car spun into the path of a pickup on Dulin Creek Road near Timberline Drive. Investigators say he was speeding.
Hendrix was not wearing a seat belt. A 7-year-old in the pickup suffered moderate injuries.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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