A search is underway for three suspects after they crashed a stolen vehicle into a north County house.
Police say the suspects were driving a stolen Cadillac sedan when they crashed into a Spanish Lake home around 9:30 this morning. The suspects ran from the scene, but police believe they know their identities. K-9 units were called in to help with the search. No one was injured in the house.
A Brooklyn, Illinois police officer is hospitalized in serious, but stable condition after a traffic crash. It happened about 4:30 Sunday morning at Route 3 and Jefferson Avenue.
Police say a Brooklyn officer tried to stop a car, but the driver sped away and slammed head-on into another Brooklyn police car. The 31 year old officer driving that car was ejected.
One person in the suspect's car was seriously hurt.
The suspect, Melvin Fraction, is jailed in St. Clair County on $750,000 bond. It's not clear why he tried to flee, but one of the passengers in Fraction's car was wanted on warrants in Chicago.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The driver of a van that overturned along an Illinois freeway, killing five passengers, has told investigators he recalls little of the moments leading to the wreck.
The Associated Press obtained an Illinois State Police report on the crash through a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the report, Malcolm Purnell said he's unsure if he fell asleep just before the May 20 crash on Interstate 70 during a coast-to-coast drive.
He said he doesn't remember much beyond that the vehicle's occupants were laughing moments earlier.
Purnell was among six occupants injured in the crash near Vandalia. They were returning east from a California ministry gathering.
Purnell was cited for improper lane usage and driving with a suspended license.
Messages left with his Philadelphia attorney weren't returned.
A 13-year-old boy with autism is hospitalized after being struck by a car in St. Louis County.
The accident happened about 3:00 this morning. The boy has a broken jaw and head injuries, and is in serious condition. Police say the driver of the Chevrolet Impala that struck the boy said it was dark and by the time he saw him it was too late.
Authorities say the boy has a history of wandering away from home.
A St. Louis County police officer is in the hospital after she crashed into a KFC.
Police say the officer was responding to a call when her car was clipped by another driver. The cruiser crashed into a nearby KFC restaurant. The officer suffered a broken ankle, but is expected to be okay. Employees were inside the business when the accident happened, but none were injured.
Police say the officer had her lights and sirens on when the accident happened. The driver who hit the officer stayed at the scene.
The accident happened near Bellefontaine and Larrimore in North County.
Charges are filed against 17-year-old Charles Guice in the hit-and-run that killed a 2-year-old boy.
He faces one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. On Sunday night, officers found a 17-year-old woman and the 2-year-old boy in road--witnesses said they were hit by a driver in a white SUV. The teen survived the accident, but the toddler died.
Police found the vehicle on Monday and Guice turned himself in when he found out police were looking for him. He told officers he was scared, and that is why he drove away from the accident.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a Class D felony, meaning a conviction could carry a sentence of no more than four years in prison. No other charges were announced.
One person was thrown from an SUV after the vehicle struck a pole in west St. Louis Tuesday morning.
According to police, a vehicle was traveling near the intersection of Page and Belt round 7 a.m. when it hit a traffic light.
Authorities said one person was ejected as the vehicle rolled over and ended up on its side. The victim’s condition is unknown.
Page was closed in the area as crews worked to clear the scene.
No word yet on what caused the driver to crash.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say two people have died in a collision involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV just outside the St. Louis city limits.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that after the collision early Saturday, the tractor-trailer continued southbound driving through two power poles, hitting a fence and a pontoon boat. The trailer wound up on its side, spilling its contents of beer bottles and cans across the road.
The drivers of both vehicles were killed. The names of the victims haven't been released.
Police also said a section of the roadway would be closed while authorities investigated the cause of the accident and debris was removed from the scene.
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) - A teenage driver and two young passengers are dead following a collision on an eastern Missouri highway.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says the accident happened shortly after noon Thursday on U.S. 61 near Ste. Genevieve, about 50 miles south of St. Louis.
The patrol says 19 year old Paige Johnson, of Ste. Genevieve, was driving north when she tried to pass another vehicle, lost control and veered into the southbound lanes. Johnson's car collided with a southbound pickup truck.
Authorities say the crash killed Johnson and her two passengers, 10 year old Clayton Grass and 12 year old Lucas Welton, both of Ste. Genevieve. All three were wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the pickup truck was flown to a hospital with what the patrol described as moderate injuries.
Three people, including a St. Louis police officers are seriously injured after a car slammed into a patrol car in Midtown Tuesday night. It happened about 9:30 at Washington and Compton.
Police say a passenger car with three people inside had been driving erratically earlier in the evening. Police pursued the car, but had to stop to answer another call.
A short time later, the car ran through the intersection and struck a different police car.
One person climbed out of the passenger car and ran from the scene. The two other people in the car, and the police officer were all taken to the hospital. All three are listed in serious condition.
Police are still looking for the person who fled.