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Driver dies in I-70 crash near Blanchette Bridge

Driver dies in I-70 crash near Blanchette Bridge


ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A speeding driver ran off the road and died early Saturday morning on Interstate 70 near the Blanchette Bridge.

Mohanad A. Meqbil, 29, of St. Louis, was driving eastbound on I-70 just east of the Missouri River bridge about 12:45 a.m., the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

His 2019 Toyota Camry was going too fast when it ran off the road, hit the median barrier and overturned, the patrol said.

Meqbil, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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