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Woman Killed In Local Accident

Marry Anderson, 29, was killed and five others were injured in a Missouri tractor trailer accident at a construction zone on Interstate 44.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a tractor trailer driven by Boyd Shropshire, 61, came to a stop in the construction zone around 3:00 p.m. A minivan, driven by Dorlis Germain, 41, was following the big rig as it approached the construction zone. Germain was inattentive to the road ahead, according to the investigating officer, and the van slammed into the back of the tractor trailer.

All of the injuries in this fatal St. Louis area truck crash came from passengers in the minivan.Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. Germain and four others were all taken to St. John’s Hospital in Creve Coeur for treatment.

Passenger car drivers and truck drivers need to be aware of each other at all times, but especially when approaching a work zone. Construction zones can be very dangerous and drivers must follow the posted instructions and speed limits. Despite numerous adjustments to safety regulations in work zones and many public service announcements about the problem, we still see numerous preventable accidents in these areas.