ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Interstate 70 westbound will close briefly Wednesday afternoon while the body of a local Marine who died in Afghanistan is escorted to a funeral home in St. Charles County.
Travelers can expect delays starting at 1 p.m. while the body of Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz is escorted from St. Louis Lambert International Airport to Baue Funeral Home, 3950 West Clay Street in St. Charles. The procession will take the Cave Springs exit, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
On Wednesday September 8, Starting at approximately 1:00pm expect delays on westbound I-70 for the escort of Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz from Lambert airport to Baue Funeral home in St. Charles. Plan ahead for an alternate route if needed pic.twitter.com/ay71OXMi5O— MSHP Troop C (@MSHPTrooperC) September 7, 2021
Trooper Dallas Thompson said no traffic will enter the westbound lanes of the interstate while the escort is traveling the approximately 12 miles.
Schmitz, 20, was one of 13 U.S. service members killed last month in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. He was a graduate of Fort Zumwalt South in 2019.