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.
A Fenton man is dead after being struck by a pick-up truck along Highway 141 yesterday afternoon.
Police say 35 year old Matthew Griesheimer had been crossing the highway near the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center around 1 p.m. when he was hit.
Griesheimer was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital, but later died.
Southbound 141 was closed for about two hours following the accident.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - The mother of a metro-east teenager killed a car crash is free on bond after being accused of giving her son beer and whiskey before the accident.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports 39 year old Ginger Zehner-Denton of Mascoutah surrendered this week on a charge filed earlier this month that accuses her of unlawful delivery of alcohol.
Her 18 year old son, Stephen Zehner, died in a Jan. 26 crash. He was a senior at Belleville West High School.
A 16 year old passenger in the car he was driving was seriously injured and hospitalized for three months.
Zehner-Denton's attorney says he's not commenting publicly about the case.
The felony is punishable by up to three years in prison.
Two people are dead after separate crashes Wednesday evening.
The first accident happened just after 7:00 p.m. along southbound Interstate 55 near Loughborough. A driver was ejected after hitting a guardrail and then another car. The victim died at the scene.
The second fatal accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. along Airport Road in Berkeley. Two cars collided, sending one into a utility pole. Two people had to be extricated from that wreck. The driver of that vehicle died at the scene. The passenger from that car and the driver from the other car were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
None of the victims have been identified by police.
Police say a diabetic seizure may have been behind the accident that killed a baby and seriously injured it's mother at a Metro Bus Stop in Northwoods Monday morning.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the driver of the car, 41 year old Larry Jones, may have blacked out just before crashing his car in the 6900 block of Natural Bridge. Witnesses say his car suddenly veered across the street, hit a light post and then crashed into a MetroBus.
Thirty-nine-year old Erica Hughes and her infant daughter, Alyja Hughes had been waiting for the bus. Both were struck. Baby Alyja was thrown some 50 feet from the impact.
Bystanders, including an off duty firefighter administred CPR. The infant was rushed to St. Louis Childrens Hospital, but died anyway.
Both Jones and Hughes are hospitalized in serious condition.
An 87 year old woman is dead, two others people are in the hospital after a man fleeing police crashed into the car she was in.
St. Louis police say officers were trying to locate an 18 year old man who was wanted by another jurisdiction. Officers found him in a car at Grand and Osage about 3:00 p.m. Police say the man sped away when officers approached.
Witnesses told police that the man's car slammed into the other vehicle, and he took off on foot. Police caught him a short time later.
The 87 year old woman and two other people in the car with her were taken to the hospital. The woman later died. The other two victims are expected to survive.
Sergeant Lucinda Miller was killed in an off-duty accident Monday night. Sergeant Miller had been using a tractor to pull her personal vehicle out of a ditch at her home. Police say the tractor rolled over, killing Miller.
Sgt. Miller joined the police department in 1996 and was promoted to sergeant in June of 2010. She also received an Award of Excellence in 2011.
Her funeral will be Saturday at Kutis Funeral Home in South St. Louis.
Miller is survived by her domestic partner, her daughter and five brothers.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened about 5:00 p.m. along Highway 8 near Highway P, just west of Park Hills, in St. Francois County.
Police say two boys had been playing along the roadside when Evan Ketto ran into the path of the truck. It swerved, but couldn't avoid striking him.
The child was airlifted to a Farmington hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities are citing an unspecified "high rate" of speed, but would not speculate on whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash about 7 a.m. Sunday.
The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road and overturned, coming to a rest upside down in the swamp. It sank with five of the victims trapped inside. A sixth person thrown from the SUV during the crash was found under it.
Two boys escaped from the submerged vehicle and ran a quarter-mile to a home to call 911.
Police say the man was walking on the tracks when he was hit and killed around 8:45 last night at the North 4th Street crossing.
Amtrak officials confirm that the accident involved a train carrying 58 passengers en route from St. Louis to Kansas City.
No one on the train was hurt.