Kansas City, Mo. – Suspected drunk driver dead after wrong-way police chase | kctv5.com

A man who police say was driving drunk is dead after he crashed into parked cars during a police chase.

Police said officers saw a man driving the wrong way on a downtown Kansas City street about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Officers began to pursue the man, who refused to pull over. He crashed into at least four parked cars at 25th Street and Charlotte Avenue.

The man was extricated from the vehicle, Kansas City police Sgt. Bill Mahoney said.

The driver was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

via Suspected drunk driver dead after wrong-way police chase – KCTV5.

University City, Mo. – Driver who hit and killed pedestrian was intoxicated, police say | stltoday.com

Police here say they are pursuing criminal charges against the driver of a pickup who struck a pedestrian Friday morning, causing his death.

Family members said the victim, a former schoolteacher in St. Louis, was killed as he walked to meet friends for breakfast at a restaurant.

Frederick Lyles, 73, of the 1300 block of Riegert Avenue, was walking south along the west shoulder of North and South Road about 6:45 a.m. Friday. He was near Olive Boulevard when a southbound Chevrolet pickup swerved off the road and struck him, said Capt. Michael Ransom of the University City Police Department.

Lyles was taken to a hospital, where he died Friday morning, Ransom said.

No one else was injured. Ransom said the 28-year-old woman driving the pickup was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Friday but was released as police investigate. Authorities interviewed a male passenger in the truck. Police plan to present the case to prosecutors this week or early next week for possible charges.

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St. Francois Co., Mo. – Police say ATV driver was drunk in crash that killed passenger | stltoday.com

A passenger on an ATV was fatally injured Wednesday night in St. Francois County, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, police say.

Jason R. Holbert, 34, of Ironton, Mo., was riding on a 2012 Polaris RZR at about 8:20 p.m. when it crashed.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said the vehicle was being driven by Benjamin A. Nounce, 35, of Farmington. Nounce was going north on Highway 221 when he lost control at Route NN. The vehicle went off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and overturned.

Holbert was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:34 p.m.

Nounce was seriously injured and taken by medical helicopter to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The patrol said he was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

via ATV driver was drunk in crash that killed passenger in St. Francois County, police say : News.

Franklin County, Mo. – Driver in Fatal Crash Still At-Large | emissourian.com

Joshua McFerrin

Authorities were still looking Sunday for the driver of a car involved in a twin fatal crash at Villa Ridge Saturday evening.

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said the man, Joshua McFerrin, 36, St.Clair, was still at-large before noon Sunday.

McFerrin was driving a Dodge Stratus westbound on Highway 100 shortly after 6:30 p.m. when he made a left turn at Highway M and pulled into the path of an eastbound car driven by Jo Knipe,60, Robertsville.

Two passengers in McFerrin’s car, Mitchell Mantels, 56, Villa Ridge, and Tarlton Stephens, 46, St. Clair, were killed in crash. Another passenger, Shanna Wilken, 30, St. Clair, was seriously injured.

McFerrin was taken to Mercy Hospital Washington with moderate injuries. But he fled  from the hospital emergency room as he was about to be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

via UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash Still At-Large – The Missourian: County.

Overland, Missouri – Suspect arrested after pedestrian killed in Overland | stltoday.com

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.

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Boone Co., MO: Suspected drunk driver in Beetle hits F150. Truck passenger ejected and killed | connectmidmissouri.com


Spencer Gordon

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.

via Drunk driver arrested for fatal wreck : News : ConnectMidMissouri.com.

Lincoln Co., MO: Repeat drunk driver charged in crash that killed 9-year-old | ksdk.com

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.

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