East Missouri authorities said a car driver killed a passenger in his car after he stabbed him.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper reported that the accident took place along the W motorway just west of Elsbury. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the driver had stopped by the countryside highway, and two passengers got out of his car. Investigators said that when the driver tried to get out of the car, a 54-year-old passenger stabbed him in the neck.
The deputies said that the driver had shot the passenger who had declared his death at the scene. The driver was treated for a stab wound in the hospital. The second passenger was not injured, and investigators said that the passenger confirmed the driver’s account of the accident.
The names of those involved were not disclosed.