- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Missouri authorities were searching for a flatbed truck’s driver who fled a deadly chain-reaction wreck on the St. Louis area’s Blanchette Bridge across the Missouri River.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident about 11:30 p.m. Sunday killed a woman and hospitalized her husband. The names of those two occupants of a minivan weren’t released Monday.

The patrol says that after a westbound car hit a disabled, abandoned pickup truck on the Interstate 70 bridge, the minivan’s driver swerved to avoid that wreck and spun out, eventually stopping but facing the wrong way in traffic. That’s when the patrol said the flatbed hit the van head-on.

There was no immediate word Monday about any charges linked to the wreck.

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