St. Louis, Missouri 2021-09-16 19:00:00 –
NS. Louis (KMOV.com)-Missouri Highway Patrol closed several interstate highways on Thursday to transport the body of Corporal Reims Jared Schmitz.
Shortly after 1:30 pm, Patriot Guard Rider and Trooper escorted Schmitz from the Bowe Funeral Hall in St. Charles to the final resting place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. People lined up on elevated roads and on the sides of the road to give the final respect to the local heroes.
The procession took the Interstate 70 to the east, the I-270 to the south, and the I-255 to the east, and exited on the telegraph road. The escort then headed north on Telegraph Road to Sheridan Road.
A few miles west of Interstate Highway 70 on the outskirts of St. Louis was closed on Wednesday after the bodies of a Marine murdered in Afghanistan were escorted from Lambert Airport to a funeral home.
“For safety concerns, we recommend that you don’t line up on the shoulder of the road, but historically people think it will. As long as you’re away from the road, that’s okay,” he said. .. Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Dallas Stompson.
The Missouri Highway Patrol expects the highway to be closed for up to an hour. The driver will be asked to plan ahead and find another route.
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