Illinois woman killed in accident

Sunday, January 27, 2002

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. -- A Greenville, Ill., woman was killed in an accident on Interstate 270 in St. Louis County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Peggy Purdy, 40, died Friday evening when the car she was driving was hit by a semitrailer after she crossed all three lanes of traffic and hit the concrete median on eastbound I-270 near Missouri 367, the patrol said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

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