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Family mourns trucker fatally struck by motorist while checking on previously wrecked car


A truck driver was struck and killed while heading over to check on a previously wrecked car in St Louis early on Wednesday morning, leaving his family to grieve the loss. 

The accident happened on July 7th at around 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 270 near Big Bend Road in Kirkwood, Missouri. 

According to KSDK News, the initial crash involved a 2008 Pontiac G6 that struck the center concrete wall, bounced off, and spun into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer driven by 66-year-old Spencer Perry, which struck the car, killing the two women inside. 

Perry then stopped his rig and headed over on foot to check on the people inside of the car, not knowing they were already deceased. As he headed to the first wrecked car, a second car driven by a 17-year-old struck Perry, killing him on scene. 

Now, in the wake of three deaths, Perry’s family is pausing to reflect on the life of the man they knew and loved. 

“If he could help somebody, he would help them, it was his second nature,” Better Perry, his wife said.

“When I was younger, I got to (ride) with him before I started school,” Jason Perry, his son, said. “By the time I started school I had already been to Mexico Canada, Alaska, a lot of different places.” Now, Jason drives trucks for a living, too. 

“He would deliver milk to Russell Stovers,” Whitney Perry, his daughter-in-law, said. “He would always keep cash on him and bring treats back for the grandkids.”

Despite their loss, the family says they will always remember Perry for his kind gestures and strong principles: work hard, love your family, love the lord.


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