Mo. cop killed after SUV loses control on icy road

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A Christmas blast of winter weather led to dozens of stranded motorists and accidents on Friday, including one that killed a state trooper who was responding to another crash.

Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Dennis Engelhard, 49, was on the scene of a minor accident on Interstate 44 near Eureka when he was struck by an SUV that lost control on the westbound section of the highway.

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