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Please remember this fellow driver and sign guest book

Truman Smith murdered in East St. Louis

East St. Louis, IL (KSDK) – Illinois State Police released the name of an Irondale man who was robbed and murdered while making a delivery in East St. Louis.

Police said Truman L. Smith, 40, was outside of his vehicle in front of Fresh Warehousing, in the 2600 block of McCasland, when a man approached him, robbed him and then shot him around 5:55 a.m.

Smith was taken to a St. Louis area hospital where he died.

Smith, a Marine veteran, leaves behind three children.

Irondale is about 70 miles south of St. Louis.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.










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  1. joyce rose
    February 18, 2011 at 5:09 am

    All I can say is prayers^ to all! As drivers we feel your pain,sorrow and fear…….

  2. Clayton Mudd
    February 18, 2011 at 6:28 am

    God Bless you driver and your family! Whoop! Whoop! Truck it up to heaven the good Lord is waiting for you Truman. SEMPER FI BOTHER!!

  3. Randy Rowe
    February 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Condolences to the family!!

    I wish there were words enough to make the pain go away. But, as long as there are inadequate numbers of police in these areas, we all take that same risk!!!

  4. Hope Rivenburg
    February 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I am so sorry for the family. Thoughts and prayers are with them in this horrible time.

  5. dog169@frontier.com
    February 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    im so sorry for the lose of a fellow driver, this should never happen

  6. February 19, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I am so sorry to hear about another trucker robbed and killed. This is just happening to much and my thoughts and prayers are with his family for their loss. This just needs to stop…truckers should be able to arm themselves since they seem to be an easy target for anyone looking to rob someone.

  7. audra
    February 19, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I am sorry to hear this tragic story. Jeff and family,all whom knew him-prayers said, Audra

  8. February 21, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I’m so sorry for your lose. My prayers go to all his family and friends.

  9. Debra
    February 21, 2011 at 2:31 am

    May as the time passes and through God”s love and guidance all will heal to the best. As a mother of a young trucker…I hope that I never have to go through this. I give deepest sympathy to the family of Truman and all his friends he leaves behind. Pray to God when your in need.

  10. Debra
    February 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Hope Rivenburg :I am so sorry for the family. Thoughts and prayers are with them in this horrible time.

    Another reason that we need Jason’s Law passed…

  11. Jeanette Smith
    March 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Truman Lee is our son. They still have no arrest.The story says he was taken to an St.Louis Hospital. But he was taken to the closest hospital in East St.Louis where they deal with shooting all day.Please any drivers delivering in that area ,Please be alert.Truman Lee had 21 cent in his pocket.

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