VIDEO: Missouri Officer Killed in Highway Accident on Way to Work

An off-duty Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo., police sergeant died after being struck by a vehicle in north St. Louis County Monday morning, according to authorities.

Just before 8 a.m., Peggy Vassallo, 53, who was an off-duty sergeant dressed in full uniform and heading to work, was involved in a minor accident in the area of Highway 67 and Old Jamestown Road. When Vassallo exited her personal vehicle to talk to the other driver, she was struck by another vehicle. 

Vassallo was taken to the hospital where she later died, KMOV TV reports.

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