A trial date is set for the O'Fallon, Missouri man accused of killing a Caruthersville police officer.
The trial of 31-year-old Deonta Williamson will start January 27. Prosecutors say Williamson first tried to set his stepfather on fire and burn down his home in O'Fallon. Hours later Police saw the suspect driving a stolen SUV on Missouri 84 in the bootheel. Officers set up spike strips to stop Williamson, but he rammed a police cruiser. The collision killed officer Evan Burns.
In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Williamson faces assault, arson and armed criminal action charges from the O’Fallon incident.
An Arnold grandmother is headed to prison for being drunk when she caused an accident that killed her granddaughter.
Theresa Fortner will spend 12 and-a-half years in prison. Fortner was driving her 20-month-old granddaughter on Interstate 55 when she crashed into a street sign, a house, a tree and a fence. The car's black box showed she was traveling nearly 70 miles an hour and never applied the brakes before the accident.
Fortner's blood alcohol content was almost triple the legal limit.
A child was thrown from a car during a serious accident this afternoon.
Police say an officer saw a driver speeding on Broadway towards the River City Casino. The officer tried to pull the suspect over, but the driver increased speed and ran several traffic lights. At the intersection of Broadway and Marceau the suspect slammed into several cars. Two adults suffered minor injuries and a 4-year-old child was ejected from a vehicle. The child is in critical condition.
Crews remain at the scene.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An accident has claimed the life of a worker inside the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in north St. Louis.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 42-year-old Mensud Djelmo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the worker became trapped Friday night in a packing unit machine. Another worker found him while returning from his break and called police. The investigation is ongoing.
And in another case of deja vu, two workers were injured after problems with their scaffolding.
The workers were part of the construction team building a new CVS pharmacy in Bridgeton. The workers fell 15 feet when their scaffolding became unstable. Both have non-life threatening injuries. Yesterday, four window washers had to be rescued after their scaffolding collapsed. None of the four were seriously hurt.
Another St. Louis County Police Officer was involved in a traffic accident today.
The officer was driving in the 12000 block of Manchester Road, when an SUV veered into the officer's lane. The two vehicles collided and the cruiser was sent into a utility pole. The officer was taken to the hospital for minor burns from the airbag deployment.
The driver of the SUV also suffered minor injuries. No charges will be filed.
A suspect's attempt to flee police came to a painful end today.
The man was attempting to drive away from police on southbound 55 when he stopped his car, got out, and started to run. The suspect hopped over the median and tried to run across the northbound lanes when he collided with a car. Police shut down the highway while they treated the victim. No word on his condition.
The suspect was wanted for outstanding felony warrants.
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.