Eastbound I-270 closed near Glen Carbon after fatal accident

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Eastbound I-270 closed near Glen Carbon after fatal accident

GLEN CARBON, IL (KPLR) – Eastbound Interstate 270 was closed Wednesday morning near Glen Carbon following an accident involving a dump truck.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at mile marker 10. The dump truck was traveling westbound when, for reasons unknown, the vehicle crossed the center line into the eastbound lanes, went up an embankment and struck a tree, overturned and caught fire.

The driver of the dump truck died in the accident.