1 Dead, Taxi Cab Driver Shot On Saint Louis Highway

September 08, 2021

By: Mary Moore

Photo: Laurie Skrivan

One person was killed and another was shot after a tragic incident on Interstate 55, south of Interstate 270 in Saint Louis, Missouri after an altercation between a cab driver and a passenger around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the Saint Louis Post Dispatch reports.

The motive is unclear at this time but the can driver is currently listed in critical condition after firing the fatal shot that killed his passenger, according to Cpl. Justin Wheetley of the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

A witness told the paper that a pickup truck rear ended the cab and that’s when he noticed the body that was slumped over in the back and the driver had been shot which prompted him to call 911 for help.

We do not know if the driver will face any charges at this time.

Traffic was backed up for at least four hours and was reopened around 8:30 a.m.

This is still a developing story.