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SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Eastbound I-44 is shut down before Grand Boulevard following a fatal car crash. Eastbound traffic is being diverted at Kingshighway.

A man driving pickup truck struck an unoccupied police car that was being used to block traffic after previous traffic incident. The vehicle then swerved into a tractor trailer. The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead on the scene.

Accident Reconstruction crews have been called to the scene to investigate. There is no word on when the highway may reopen.

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