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Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:28

2 mine workers killed in Missouri accident

 

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two workers who fell to their deaths in a southeast Missouri mine have been identified by their employer.

Mississippi Lime Company president Bill Ayers issued a statement saying 53-year-old John Hahl of Farmington and 29-year-old Chris Rawson of Hillsboro died in the accident around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Hahl and Rawson were working in a lime mine near the town of Ste. Genevieve, about 60 miles south of St. Louis.

Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Leo Basler says the men were in a basket extended from a truck removing loose rock from either the wall or the ceiling of the mine.

Basler says loose rock hit the basket and detached it. The men fell to their death.

St. Louis-based Mississippi Lime Company makes calcium products and calcium-based solution

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:36

News helicopter crashes near Space Needle

 

SEATTLE (AP) - Two people were killed when a news helicopter for KOMO-TV crashed outside its station near the Seattle Space Needle, sending clouds of black smoke over the city during the morning rush hour.
 
The Seattle Fire Department said in addition to the fatalities, a 37-year-old man who managed to free himself from a car at the accident scene was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. No other details were immediately available.
 
The station says the copter was apparently lifting off from its rooftop Tuesday morning when it possibly hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.
 
The copter and cars exploded in flames.
 
Plumes of black smoke rose from the crash scene as rescue vehicles converged on the area.
Published in National News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - UPDATE: Authorities have reopened 64 near 159 in Illinois.

 

EARLIER: Still no timeline as to when officials will reopen lanes on I-64 near Fairview Heights.

 

Sometime after 11 AM, a semi truck hit a power pole, knocking down the lines onto the road. Authorities have closed all lanes of 64, in both directions near Route 159. On ramps in the area are also closed.

 

Drivers are being told to avoid the area until the situation changes. 

Published in Local News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A woman is in custody for a second time connected to a fatal hit and run accident in Chesterfield last month.

 

Yelena Pelts was first arrested of February 18, but released as police continued to investigate. Wednesday she was arrested again and is facing felony charges. Police say Pelts was driving on Olive near Highway 141 on February 11, when she hit and killed Roy Joseph.

 

Pelts is now held on a $10,000 bond. 

Published in Local News

A suspect is in custody connected to a fatal hit and run crash last week.

 

Police arrested Yelena Pelts. She was initially a person of interest in the crash when they linked her vehicle to the scene. Now police believe she was involved in the accident that killed 41-year-old Roy Joseph.

 

Charges are expected against Pelts on Wednesday.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:14

Second teen dies after Tuesday afternoon accident

A second teen has died after a car crash Tuesday afternoon.

 

Police say that 15-year-old Darius Clay and 17-year-old Martez Edwards were in a speeding car when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on Euclid in North St. Louis. Police later learned the car they were in had been stolen. The owner had started the car and gone back inside to allow the vehicle time to warm up.

 

Police say a third passenger left the scene of the accident before emergency crews arrived.

Published in Local News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - One person is in critical condition after an accident on northbound Interstate 55 Monday morning.

 

The St. Louis Fire Department says one person was thrown from the vehicle during the accident near Loughborough. The accident involved a total of three vehicles and three people were injured. Investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the accident.

 

As of 7:50 AM, all northbound lanes of the highway are closed and traffic is being diverted onto Loughborough.

Published in Local News

Some good news after a rough morning commute: MoDOT has opened many lanes on I-55 near Bayless.

 

The highway was closed for more than six hours after a collision between a tanker truck and a MoDOT plow. Authorities say the crash caused a fuel leak. Emergency responders used sandbags to keep the fuel from reaching a nearby creek. 

Published in Local News

Police have identified the driver who died in a car accident on Interstate-44 yesterday.

Morgan Ciota was driving eastbound on 44 near the Jefferson exit when she lost control of her car. The driver of a semi truck saw her car start to spin and the driver tried to avoid Ciota. But the semi slid into the car. When emergency crews arrived they pronounced Ciota dead on the scene.

Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the accident. 

Published in Local News

The snow-covered roads have turned deadly in Missouri.

One person was killed in an accident that involved a semi truck. The accident was near the Jefferson exit. All lanes of eastbound I-44 were closed as crews cleaned up the scene. It is not known what caused the accident.

MoDOT officials are still urging residents to stay off the roads--crews continue their work to remove snow from all major routes in the metro area.

Published in Local News
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