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   St. Clair County officials say charges could come as soon as Thursday against a teenage driver suspected in a hit and run accident that killed a 9 year old boy last week.

   Authorities located 17 year old Kevin Powell earlier Wednesday afternoon. Police started looking for Powell after they found the vehicle believed involved in the accident yesterday.

   Nine year old Fabian Teson was hit while riding is bike near Cahokia last Thursday. Teson died at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital on Saturday.  His funeral is set for Thursday, one week after he was struck.

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   Police are looking for a teenager as a person of interest after recovering the vehicle involved in hit and run accident that killed a 9 year old boy just outside of Cahokia, Illinois last week.  

   The vehicle involved in the fatal accident was found Tuesday morning on Laclede's Landing.  

   The victim, Fabian Teson was struck while riding his bicycle around midday last Thursday.  He died at Cardinal Glennon Children Hospital on Saturday.  

   St. Clair County Sheriff Richard Watson says they're looking for 17 year old Kevin Powell as a person of interest in the case.

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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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   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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   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.

 
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   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.

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   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.

 

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   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.

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Police in the City of St. Louis are mourning the loss of one of their own.

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.
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No charges will be filed against the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a six year old boy late Tuesday afternoon.

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.
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