Warrenton Woman Killed in Crash with Semi Stopped on I-70 Near Wentzville

Fatal Crash graphic

A woman was killed Monday evening when the SUV she was driving struck the back of a semi trailer that stopped on the highway after missing an exit.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, A tractor trailer driven by a 55-year-old David J. Strembesky of British Columbia had stopped in the left eastbound lane and was attempting to change lanes after missing his exit.

29-year-old Lauren D. Smith of Warrenton, who driving a 2013 Lincoln MKT, was behind the semi. She was unable to stop, and the SUV hit the back of the tractor trailer.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Online MSHP records state that Strembesky was arrested for felony careless and imprudent driving.