Metro-East News

Man killed when his car collides with semi near Dupo

The driver of a Nissan was killed early Friday afternoon when the car crossed the center line on Stolle Road near Dupo and was hit head-on by a tractor-trailer driver.

The driver was identified as Dennis T. Eldridge Jr., 31, from High Ridge, Missouri. The unidentified driver of the big rig was not injured.

The accident happened at 2 p.m. in the 3000 block of Stolle Road, said St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department chief Investigator Bruce Fleshren.

“A Nissan was traveling south on Stolle Road towards Dupo, near the quarry. The vehicle for unknown reasons at this time crossed the center line and was hit head-on by a semi-truck traveling northbound on Stolle Road,” Fleshren said.

“The driver, a male, was killed at the scene,” Fleshren added.

Fleshren said officers were still working the scene at 4:30 p.m. and no further information was available.