Tanker Falls Off Overpass In Downtown St. Louis

A truck driver was able to walk away after his tanker truck crashed off of an I-44 overpass.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-44 near the Washington Exit in downtown St. Louis.

Empty Tanker Fishtailed On Wet Interstate

According to reports in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, 62 year old truck driver Vernon McKellips was hauling an empty asphalt tanker truck when he started to fishtail. McKellips fought to regain control of the truck and wound up crashing through the concrete barrier on I-44, sending his truck plunging down 30 feet from the overpass.