Truck Driver Runs Over and Kills His Wife on Side of Highway
St. Francois County, MO – A trucker tragically ran over and killed his wife on Friday morning along U.S. 67 near Leadington, MO.
According to a preliminary investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), 49-year-old truck driver William Snyder and his wife, 30-year-old Regina Snyder, both of Leadwood, were traveling together in a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.
Investigators say the couple were embroiled in an argument shortly before 11:40 a.m. along northbound U.S. 67 when Regina demanded to be let out of the truck.
MSHP says William then pulled the truck to the shoulder just south of the Leadington exit.
Regina exited the vehicle and William began to pull the rig back onto the roadway.
That’s when investigators say Regina apparently had a change of heart and ran in front of the truck.
The big rig then ran her over.
According to MSHP, William said he never saw his wife before she was fatally struck.
Emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the scene in an effort to save her life.
According to a report in the Daily Journal Online, an Air Evac helicopter landed on the highway as EMS personnel worked to stabilize Regina in hopes to airlift her to a nearby hospital.
However, the report said she was unable to make the flight so she was transported to Parkland Health Center by St. Francois County Ambulance.
She was sadly pronounced dead at 12:17 p.m., according to officials.
MSHP said two other vehicles were involved in crashes at the scene as a result of the fatal accident.
No other injuries were reported.
MSHP says its investigation is ongoing.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor any new developments.
(Photo shared courtesy of the Daily Journal)