A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after a wreck killed a truck driver and shut down Interstate 44 near Six Flags on Thursday.
Sgt. Al Nothum said the suspect was driving in the westbound lanes of I-44 when hit a guardrail, spun out and stopped about a mile west of Six Flags in Eureka.
Authorities said a box truck and semi-truck swerved to avoid the disabled vehicle.
When the semi truck swerved, it clipped the back end of the passenger car and overturned in the middle of the interstate.
The driver of the truck was killed. His name has been released as Joshua W. Sanders, a resident of Rolla, MO. He was 34 years old. He drove for Conway Trucking.
Police arrived on the scene shortly after the crash and started diverting traffic off the interstate at the Six Flags exit. Emergency crews responded a short time later to attend to injured victims.
Authorities interviewed the driver of the car, St. Louis resident Matthew Snyders, 44, at the scene. He was later taken to an area hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. DWI charges against him were pending, according to authorities.