Updated, May 2: KMOX radio has a cloudy video of the actual accident as it occurred taken from a highway camera some distance away. You see the lights of the tow truck driver pulling up to a disable car and at the 1:11 mark the red tail/brake lights of Hancock driving into the truck.
It is also fairly evident at this point, even without toxicality results that Hancock had been drinking at a downtown restaurant before the accident. The restaurant manager offered him a cab which he refused.
St. Louis woke up shocked by the news that pitcher Josh Hancock was killed in a traffic accident last night around 12:30. He was driving his Ford Explorer west on Highway 40 when he hit a tow truck which was stopped in the far left lane to help a disabled vehicle.
The tow truck driver said he had his emergency lights on and honked when he saw Hancock coming up in his lane. A press conference will be held at 3 today with more details and tonight's scheduled ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game between the Cards and the Cubs has been postponed.
Josh Hancock was part of the bullpen which helped the Cardinals win the world series last fall and from all accounts was very well liked by his teammates and the local media. He made his year round home in St. Louis and was said to be humble, grateful for the opportunity to be able to play major league baseball, and was always happy to be out with the fans.
He was from Alabama and was not married. It was left to manager Tony LoRussa to call his father with the sad news.