Two Dead In Weekend Crash Near River City Casino

Arnold resident 56-year-old Lawrence Coleman's tractor-trailer collided with 29-year-old Cedar Hill resident Matthew Barton's SUV. Both were killed.

Two people are dead after a tractor trailer and car collided early Saturday.

Fox 2 News is reporting the main entrance to the River City Casino area was closed for hours after a what the news outlet said was a "violent" crash at the intersection of South Broadway and River City Casino Blvd.

It happened about 3:30 a.m. Investigators say an SUV was leaving the casino as a tractor-trailer, loaded down with beer, was driving down Broadway.

”A beverage delivery truck going south on Broadway at a reported high rate of speed impacted a passenger vehicle,” Lemay Fire District Assistant Chief Stephen Christeson to Fox 2 News.

Fox 2 News said the truck was driving at such a high speed for it's size, the collision impact startled people from more than 100-yards away. Click here to see video of people nearby describing the scene and sound. 

Both drivers were killed.

The man driving the truck was 56-year-old Lawrence Coleman of Arnold.

The man driving the SUV was 29-year-old Matthew Barton, of Cedar Hill.

No fault has been assigned in the incident as investigators are still working the case.


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