ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A man struck and killed by a vehicle while he was walking along Interstate 70 Tuesday night has been identified.
Police say 55-year-old William Van Riggs III ran into the eastbound lanes of I-70 near Salisbury around 9:45 p.m. The driver could not clearly see Riggs and hit him.
The 27-year-old driver continued down the highway for several seconds, lost control of his vehicle, and crashed down an embankment. He was located by officers and taken to an area hospital for a wellness check.
Riggs was pronounced dead at the scene.