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Friday, 21 June 2013 14:30

Teen boy with autism hit by car

 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 
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Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:28

Two dead after accident near St. Louis

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.

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Friday, 14 June 2013 03:33

3 killed in Ste. Genevieve crash

   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.

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   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.

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Monday, 27 May 2013 15:56

Car crashes into North St. Louis home

A scary Memorial Day for one elderly north St. Louis resident.

Around 10 this morning, a car crashed through the front wall of a 72-year-old woman's home. Two passengers in the car were injured, but the homeowner was uninjured. KSDK reports that rescue crews noticed the smell of natural gas and Laclede Gas employees shut off the home's supply.

The home has been deemed uninhabitable by city officials and the woman will have to stay with her daughter while repairs are performed. No word on why the car lost control and hit the house.

 

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   Four adults, two of them coaches with a girls basketball team from St. Louis, are in critical condition after an accident involving the team's van.  

   The crash happened Saturday about 20 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee.  The minivan carrying the St. Louis Lady Monarchs was clipped by another vehicle and then crossed the center line and struck a car.  

   Seven 16 year old girls were injured.  Two small children, ages 1 and 2, were also injured.  All off the children were treated and released from a local hospital.  

   The two coaches and two adults in the oncoming car are hospitalized in critical condition.  Police say none of the injured was wearing a seat belt.  

   The team had been in Tennessee for a basketball tournament.

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CHAFFEE, Mo. (AP) — A federal agency has sent investigators to southeast Missouri, where seven people were injured when two cargo trains collided on tracks under a highway overpass, causing the overpass to partially collapse.

Scott County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Clay Slipis said the collision happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Chaffee when a Union Pacific train hit a Burlington Northern train. Slipis said several cars derailed and hit a pillar of the Highway M overpass, bringing it down. Two cars were on that stretch of road.

Seven people — five in the vehicles and both train conductors — were taken to a hospital. Slipis said all but one was treated and released; the seventh is in good condition.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sent a crew to investigate the cause.

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