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Woman dies after walking into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55

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STE. GENEVIEVE, Missouri — An eastern Missouri woman is dead after walking into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 40-year-old Laura Burchard of De Soto was fatally struck about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in Ste. Genevieve County. Police say a Freightliner truck was heading north on I-55 when Burchard walked into its path.

The St. Louis man driving the truck was unhurt.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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