Minor car accident leads to death of St. Louis-area officer struck by 3rd car

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FLORISSANT, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police officer has died after being struck by a car.

The accident happened at 7:55 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Old Jamestown Road and Highway 67 in north St. Louis County. St. Louis County police say 53-year-old Peggy Vassallo, a sergeant with the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department, was involved in a minor accident involving her personal vehicle.

The officer got out to speak with the other driver and a third vehicle struck the officer.

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