Police here have arrested a woman they believe struck and killed a 26-year-old pedestrian Saturday night near the 2700 block of Tennyson.
Desmond Edwards of the 9100 block of Delphine Avenue was walking near the intersection of Tennyson and Dennison avenues at about midnight Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle, said Chief Michael Laws.
Edwards was pronounced dead at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at DePaul Health Center.
A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for his involvement in a deadly wreck Thursday night.
Spencer Gordon faces one count of involutary manslaughter and two counts of second-degree assault. His blood alcohol content registered above the legal limit of .08.
Gordon was driving a Volkswagon Beetle near the Hinkson Creek Bridge when the vehicle crossed the center line and hit a Ford F150, causing the driver to lose control. Two of the pickup’s passengers were ejected from the vehicle. One, 24-year-old Michelle Morrow, died the next day from her injuries.
A funeral for Michelle Morrow will be held December 12 at 10 a.m.
Charges have been filed against a man accused of killing a child while driving intoxicated.
Troy resident 32-year-old Randolph Scott James has been charged with fist-degree involuntary manslaughter, three counts of second-degree assault/operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and one count of operating a vehicle carelessly and imprudently.
The accident happened around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, the day before Thanksgiving.
Authorities say James was driving a pickup truck eastbound on Highway 47 when he crossed the center line just west of Lindsey Road. His truck collided nearly head-on with a westbound car.
Nine-year-old David Simpson of Winfield was a passenger in that car and was airlifted to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis where he died just before 11 a.m
The Missouri Highway Patrol says David’s mother, 29-year-old Angela Simpson was driving the car that was struck. His father, 32-year-old David, and 8-year-old sister, Dana, were also in the vehicle and taken to area hospitals for treatment to moderate injuries.
Pine Lawn Police Chief Rickey Collins says a suspected drunken driver today struck a pregnant pedestrian before crashing into a daycare. Collins said the crash occurred about 4 p.m. The driver of a vehicle was driving north on Jennings Station Road when he hit a pregnant woman before crashing into Pohsib’s Daycare at the corner of Jennings Station Road and Vetter Place. The woman, 22, who is three months pregnant, was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital for treatment for a possible broken pelvis. The driver, 42, was uninjured, but he failed a field sobriety test at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The driver is here on a passport from Guatemala and spoke little English, said Sgt. Steven Blakeney. Collins said no one was in the daycare during the crash, which he said caused significant damage to the building.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after a wreck killed a truck driver and shut down Interstate 44 near Six Flags on Thursday.
Sgt. Al Nothum said the suspect was driving in the westbound lanes of I-44 when hit a guardrail, spun out and stopped about a mile west of Six Flags in Eureka.
Authorities said a box truck and semi-truck swerved to avoid the disabled vehicle.
When the semi truck swerved, it clipped the back end of the passenger car and overturned in the middle of the interstate.
The driver of the truck was killed. His name has been released as Joshua W. Sanders, a resident of Rolla, MO. He was 34 years old. He drove for Conway Trucking.
Police arrived on the scene shortly after the crash and started diverting traffic off the interstate at the Six Flags exit. Emergency crews responded a short time later to attend to injured victims.
Authorities interviewed the driver of the car, St. Louis resident Matthew Snyders, 44, at the scene. He was later taken to an area hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. DWI charges against him were pending, according to authorities.
According to Platte County records, Savannah Head Football coach Chad Smith was charged with Driving While Intoxicated on August 4th, 2012. The charge is a class B Misdemeanor. According to court records, Smith was arrested by the Platte County Sheriff’s Department and detained in the Platte County jail. Records indicate that a surety bond was posted for Smith’s release from jail by Perry Bonding on that same day. Smith was also charged with the misdemeanor of “failure to drive within a single lane on a roadway having 3 or more lanes.”
Smith appeared in court on September 19th, 2012. Smith was represented by attorney Steve Schanker of Kansas City. Through his attorney, Smith pled not guilty to the charges and requested a continuance. Judge Dennis Eckold granted the continuance until November 07, 2012.
The incident was kept quiet during the first few weeks of the season. Last week word began circulating through the community and by Thursday some students had made vague references about the incident on social media. On Friday a meeting of the football players was called by high school administrators and it is reported that Smith has been suspended from his duties as Head Coach and will not coach in the Benton game this evening.
A driver from Poplar Bluff was jailed on suspicion of manslaughter after he struck and killed a bicyclist Tuesday night, police say.
The bicyclist, Joseph W. Wright, 30, was hit while riding on Route M, a state highway south of Poplar Bluff, at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say Wright was riding his bike in the roadway when he was hit from behind by a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup was driven by Mitchell D. McDaniel, 28. Police say McDaniel appeared to be drunk.
Wright, of Poplar Bluff, was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says McDaniel was arrested for involuntary manslaughter, driving while intoxicated. Patrol records show he was held at the Butler County Jail.
A St. Louis City alderman was killed in a wreck involving three tractor-trailers in St. Charles County on Wednesday.
Police said a pick-up truck hit the back of a tractor trailer truck near the Truman Boulevard exit on Highway 370 in St. Charles County around 12:45 a.m.
Both drivers stopped on the shoulder and two other tractor trailers pulled over to offer assistance.
Authorities said said 27th Ward Alderman Gregory Carter, 54, was driving a UPS truck and rear-ended the third tractor trailer. He was killed on impact.
Authorities arrested the pick-up driver, identified as 26-year-old Patrick Mullen, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. No further information on Mullen was released.
Carter comes from a very prominent family with three generations of St. Louis City political figures. He served four terms as an alderman in St. Louis and was running for his fifth term. He also drove trucks for UPS for over 20 years.
The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for about six hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
St. Louis Rams DE Robert Quinn has joined that list after it was reported that he was arrested on July 10 at 6:44 a.m., accused of driving while intoxicated in Florissant, Mo. He posted bond and was released later that night, according to KSDK.com.
In addition to the drunken-driving charge, Quinn is charged with failure to exercise a high degree of care and with having no insurance.
The horrific, heartbreaking news is spreading this afternoon: 20-year-old Gabrielle Reuveni, the valedictorian of Paramus High School’s Class of 2010, a member of a college national championship track and field team and a Miss New Jersey contestant died after being struck by a car Saturday morning.
The father of 20-year-old Gabrielle Reuveni said she was struck and killed Saturday morning by a drunk driver “who lost control of his car at high speed when she was out running.
“We all knew her as an extraordinarily talented, intelligent, caring, and selfless young woman,” Sean Adams, the Paramus district’s supervisor of secondary education, wrote in an email.
The Morris County motorist has a criminal history, including two arrests in one week earlier this month. Philip Cise, 48, was driving south on Route 507 in Palmyra Township, Pa., about 12:30 Saturday afternoon when his Chevy pickup crossed the double-yellow line onto the shoulder several times before hitting Reuveni, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
A DWI accident that killed a passenger netted a Plattsburg, Mo., man seven years in prison.
Sentenced Thursday in Clinton County Circuit Court by Judge Thomas Chapman, Donald L. Mick Jr. was told he will spend the next seven years in prison for killing Jeremy Cheesman.
The 58-year-old man appeared in court almost two months after changing his plea to guilty to felony vehicular involuntary manslaughter that involved alcohol. Mr. Cheesman, 48, was killed in the accident, which occurred in October 2011.
One person is dead after authorities say an intoxicated driver crashed his car in the Rancho Tehama area today.
Thomas Williams, 23, of Wentzville, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of committing vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing injury to another, said Pat Hurton, an officer with the Red Bluff California Highway Patrol station.
Williams and his passengers were headed south on Remunda Road in a 2007 Kia Spectra out of Missouri, Hurton said. Williams lost control and went off the left side of the road around 2:30 p.m. The car overturned and landed on its roof.
Will Duggan, 28, was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Redding with minor injuries and has been released, Hurton said. Another passenger, Lindsey Dennison, 29, of St. Charles, Mo., was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff for treatment.
Hurton said a passenger in his early 20s died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, but wasn’t thrown from the car.
A Hollister man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a class B felony of driving while intoxicated will be sentenced June 7 in a Taney County courtroom, according to online documents.
Michael Lawrence Hartl, 52, is a chronic DWI offender and operated a motor vehicle with a revoked license, “has at least five prior convictions for DWI and is a danger to the community,” according to court