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Man dies in wrong-way crash on I-270 in north St. Louis County

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An elderly man died in a wrong-way crash Thursday along Interstate 270 in north St. Louis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the victim as James McClung, 91, of Florissant. Next of kin have been notified.

The crash happened just before noon on Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-270 near Lindbergh Boulevard.


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A MSHP crash report states that McClung was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. Investigators say one driver in that same lane attempted to move to another lane after he noticed the wrong-way vehicle.

A short time later, McClung’s vehicle struck one car. It led to the struck vehicle colliding with a different car, and an unrelated car being struck by debris. MSHP says four vehicles were involved in the collision.

McClung was rushed to a hospital after the crash, but he later died from his injuries. A 27-year-old man was also treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

MoDOT reports the crash led to traffic backups through the early afternoon Thursday.

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