A Fenton man is dead after being struck by a pick-up truck along Highway 141 yesterday afternoon.
Police say 35 year old Matthew Griesheimer had been crossing the highway near the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center around 1 p.m. when he was hit.
Griesheimer was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital, but later died.
Southbound 141 was closed for about two hours following the accident.
Police say this is the fourth serious accident along the Union Pacific line near the Fourth Street crossing in the last eight years -- two others were also fatal.
An Amtrak official told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that most accidents involving pedestrians could be avoided if people wouldn't trespass on railroad tracks. Trespasser fatalities have become the leading cause of railroad deaths.
Police say the man was walking on the tracks when he was hit and killed around 8:45 last night at the North 4th Street crossing.
Amtrak officials confirm that the accident involved a train carrying 58 passengers en route from St. Louis to Kansas City.
No one on the train was hurt.
Police say the victim, a man in his 50's, was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with two broken legs and a head injury.
An accident reconstruction team is investigating.
Police say the driver did stop. It's not known if that driver will face any charges as the investigation is ongoing.