ST. LOUIS – A man was killed after he was involved in a violent road rage incident on Interstate 70 in north St. Louis Thursday afternoon.
Police say the incident began on Interstate 70 shortly before 12 p.m. when a box-style truck allegedly cut off a Lincoln Navigator.
According to the police report, a 43-year-old man driving the Navigator began to follow the box-style truck as it continued to travel westbound on I-70.
The box-style truck, driven by an unidentified man, exited the interstate at Union Rd. with the Navigator still in pursuit.
As the truck traveled southbound on Union, both vehicles began colliding several times.
Both vehicles stopped at the intersection of Margaretta and Union when the driver of the Navigator, armed with a hammer, got out of his car. Authorities say he began striking the box-style truck several times, and then struck the driver before jumping on the truck’s hood.
Police say the driver of the box-style truck turned left onto Margaretta with the 43-year-old still on the hood. During the turn, he fell off the truck and suffered serious injuries.
He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Further details into this investigation or the identities of those involved were not immediately released.