( KTRS ) A member of the Patriot Guard Riders, a volunteer motorcycle group that escorts funeral processions for fallen service members, has died after being struck by a minivan.
According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. at Telegraph and Barracksview roads. The motorcycle driver, identified as 64 yr old Mark Schroeder, was traveling northbound on Telegraph Road working as the tail vehicle of a funeral procession to Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. When Schroeder arrived at the intersection, he was struck by a minivan heading east on Barracksview, trying to enter the Wal-Mart shopping plaza.
Schroeder was rushed to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
The St. Louis County Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, Crime Scene Unit, and Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating the crash. No word yet on whether the driver of the mini-van will face charges.