SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A deadly accident shut down eastbound Interstate 44 in St. Louis for several hours Saturday morning. A police officer was reportedly pulled over to help another driver with a mattress that had come loose from his car on I-44 between Grand and Vandeventer. Police say the driver of a pick-up truck hit the officer's unoccupied police vehicle and then swerved into a semi.
That pick-up crashed and caught fire. The driver of the truck died at the scene. Police have not released the driver's name.