A deadly crash on the westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 70 has left one person dead and another hospitalized. The crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. near East Grand Avenue on August 6. According to police, a westbound vehicle was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a 2017 Ford Mustang near the Salisbury exit. The force of the crash caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle which then hit a concrete median, rolled over, and caught on fire. The driver of the vehicle died instantly. Police have just recently released the identity of the man killed; a St. Louis man of 2900 block of Canfield Drive. The 22-year-old driver of the Mustang was also injured in the crash and was hospitalized. He is recovering. The highway reopened after several hours of crews clearing the debris. The investigation continues and it is unclear is the driver of the Mustang will be cited. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
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