A young Pevely woman was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Jefferson County yesterday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 31-year-old woman was fatally struck by a tractor- trailer truck while walking in the right lane of northbound Interstate 55. The accident occurred near mile marker 183.4, just north of Pevely at approximately 11:30 p.m. Officials of Rock Township EMS declared her dead at the scene just 15 minutes after the accident. Police are uncertain why the woman was walking on the highway. The 61-year old truck driver of the 2009 Freightliner was unharmed. Police say he has not been cited for the accident. The interstate was closed for several hours while authorities investigated the accident and cleared the scene.
Pedestrians are injured every day in the Greater St. Louis area. If you were hit by a motor vehicle while walking, jogging, or riding a bike, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries you sustained. Pedestrians have legal rights, and the pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, our passionate about protecting them. It’s our priority to get you the care you need to recover while we successfully resolving your claim.
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