Wildwood man killed when his car hits overpass, catches on fire on Highway 141 at I-44

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 5:18 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 6:10 AM CDT
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VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOV) - A fatal accident closed the ramp from northbound Highway 141 to eastbound I-44 in St. Louis County for more than two hours Monday morning.

MoDOT says the accident happened just before 4:00 a.m. A First Alert 4 crew spotted several emergency vehicles and someone from the St. Louis County Coroner’s office at the scene. The Missouri Highway Patrol says that a 2016 Ford Explorer hit the I-44 overpass and caught on fire. The driver, 40-year-old Anthony Yacovielle, of Wildwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ramp reopened just before 6:30 a.m.