What would cause a 2.4L 16 Valve Engine to Shut Off On the FWY?

Tiny
KATEDOGG
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  • 1998 DODGE STRATUS
  • 91,425 MILES
Gas Light was on when I got home. The next morning it was freezing tempatures. When I started the car I heard a funny clunking kind of noise. Went to gas station & got half a tank. Restarted car. Drove 2 blocks to FWY on ramp. I took the corner kind of hard. When my car leveled out at the top of the fwy on ramp the car shut off. When it Shut Off I heard another clunking noise like something had just fell out of my engine. Panel lights came on like they do when you turn the key. I tried putting it in nuetral and turning it over but it won't restart. The brakes weren't locked but weren't engaging and steering was almost locked up. Had to coast to a hault and get a tow. Will Turn Over but not able to jump start or start on its own. No codes stored in car memory. Fuel Pump engages I'm told. Oil light Remains On.
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 1:40 AM

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Tiny
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Have the fuel pressure checked to rule the fuel filter and fuel pump
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 1:52 AM
Tiny
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When it's turnning over does it sound right or does it sound funny? Do you have spark?
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 1:59 AM

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