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   AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say two people have died after a car drove through temporary barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck a crowd of pedestrians.
   Lt. Brian Moon says the two victims were confirmed dead at the scene in downtown Austin, along a block where several clubs are located. Moon says 21 others were transported to various hospitals, most with minor injuries. He says five to seven had more serious injuries.
   The fatal crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
   Police say the driver has been taken into custody.
 
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 03:27

$10K reward offered in fatal Kirkwood hit & run

   A $10,000 reward is being offered in hopes of catching the hit and run driver who killed a Kirkwood man.  The family of 50 year old Joe Auffenberg is offering the cash for information leading to a conviction.  St. Louis CrimeStoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000.
   Auffenberg was stuck by a northbound vehicle late Sunday night as he crossed North Kirkwood Road near Bodley.  
   Police have released a gas station security camera image of a car that was in the area at the time.  
   Also, police are looking for a man who was shopping at the nearby Walgreens just before the accident.  Police stress that he's not a suspect, but a potential witness. The man is described as white, 45-60 years old, with gray hair and a white goatee.  He was wearing a tan jacket and St Louis Blues sweatshirt. 
   Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477. Tips can also be directed to the Kirkwood Police Department at 314-220-4094.
 
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   Police are hoping video surveillance cameras at nearby businesses will help lead them to the person who ran down a Kirkwood man late Sunday night, and kept going.  
   Police say 50 year old Joe Auffenberg was unconscious when rescue crews found him lying in the road in the 400 block of North Kirkwood Road, just south of Bodley Avenue.  He was rushed to the hospital, but died anyway.  
   Auffenberg's friends tell Fox 2 News he was a kind, caring man who shouldn't have been left to die in the street.  
   Now his friends and police are asking for the public's help to catch his killer. Anyone with information is asked to call Kirkwood Police 314-822-5858 or CrimeStoppers at 314-361-TIPS.
 
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities continue to investigate two separate incidents in north St. Louis in which pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles.

 

   The first happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday when a person was struck on eastbound Interstate 70 near Salisbury Street. Lanes in both directions were closed for several hours after the accident. Police say the driver who struck the pedestrian was found. It wasn't clear if the driver would face charges.

 

   In the second case, a man was struck by two cars as he was crossing Natural Bridge Avenue near Kingshighway just before midnight Tuesday. The drivers stopped and cooperated with authorities.

 

   Names of the victims have not been released.

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   Police are calling the death of a four year old metro-east boy a tragic accident.  

   Major Jeff Conner with the Granite City Police says Charles Collins was stuck and killed about 5:30 Saturday evening in the first block of Steele Drive.  Major Conner says the boy had apparently run into the street and was stuck by a family member's car.  

   He was pronounced dead after being transported to Gateway Regional Medical Center.  

   An autopsy will be performed today, but police don't expect to file any charges in the case.

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   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.

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Railroad officials say the man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Pacific Wednesday night had been cutting across the tracks when the accident happened. Police say 20 year -old Zachary Brady was walking home from his job at a fast-food restaurant when Amtrak's Missouri River Runner train struck and killed him.

Police say this is the fourth serious accident along the Union Pacific line near the Fourth Street crossing in the last eight years -- two others were also fatal.

An Amtrak official told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that most accidents involving pedestrians could be avoided if people wouldn't trespass on railroad tracks. Trespasser fatalities have become the leading cause of railroad deaths.
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A 20-year-old man is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train in Pacific.

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.
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A pedestrian is in very critical condition after being struck by a car in north St. Louis Wednesday night. It happened about 8:30 at Halls Ferry and Veronica in the Baden neighborhood.

Police say the victim, a man in his 50's, was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with two broken legs and a head injury.

An accident reconstruction team is investigating.

Police say the driver did stop. It's not known if that driver will face any charges as the investigation is ongoing.
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