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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:02

Woman critical after ATV hit by train

   A metro-east woman is in critical condition after being struck by a train near Granite City Tuesday night.  Police say it happened about 9 p.m. at Lenox and Chouteau in Mitchell, Illinois.  

   A couple had reportedly been riding an all-terrain vehicle when it got stuck on railroad tracks.  The man was able to jump out of the way of the on-coming train, but the women couldn't.  

   The woman was struck and later airlifted to a hospital.  The man wasn't hurt.

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police say a small plane has crashed in St. Louis County, killing both people aboard.

St. Louis County Police Captain Randy Vaughn told KMOV that the victims in Saturday morning's crash were an adult male and a female child. Their ages and identities were not released.

KMOV says the Cirrus SR-22 plane was scheduled to leave the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in West St. Louis County at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, and a distress call was received at about 5:10 a.m.

The Monarch Fire Department told KMOX that the plane didn't clear trees after taking off from the airport.

The FAA has been called into investigate.

Joe Duever, who lives near the crash site, told KMOV that it shook his house.

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Charges are filed against Keith Wildharber after police say he accidentally shot and killed his friend.

Wildharber was drinking with his friends on Monday night, when witnesses say he playfully pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim, asked the victim if he trusted him, and pulled the trigger. The victim died from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Police say Wildharber believed the gun was unloaded.

He now faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

 
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A fatal accident shut down Eastbound I-44 on Saturday.

A man driving a pickup truck ran into an empty police car that was parked there to divert traffic after an earlier accident. The truck ricocheted into a tractor trailer. The pickup then burst into flames. 

The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene.

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Emergency personnel evacuated a pilot from a Jerseyville corn field after his plane crashed.

Jersey County Sheriff Department says the man took off in the single-seat experimental plane around 10:30 this morning from the Jerseyville Municipal Airport. Shortly after takeoff the pilot says the plane's engine had problems and before he could return to the airport, the engine died. The plane crashed into a nearby cornfield.

The pilot was hurt in the accident, but authorities say the injuries are not serious.

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   A 12 year old Jefferson County girl is fighting for her life after being struck by a car while riding her bike Wednesday afternoon.  It happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Rock Creek Road near Romaine Creek Road.  

   The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 72 year old woman was rounding a curve when she struck Isabella Marco.  Investigators say Marco was riding her bike eastbound in a westbound lane when she was struck head-on.

   The girl was airlifted to St. Louis Children's Hospital where she's listed in critical condition.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri woman is facing manslaughter charges for allegedly running over her lover.

The Southeast Missourian reports that 29-year-old Angelia Hanson of Cape Girardeau was charged Friday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Jody Lane.

Police say Hanson backed a Dodge Durango over Lane Friday morning outside their home. Hanson told police she accidentally ran over Lane after an argument. Lane was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Hanson does not yet have an attorney. She is jailed on $100,000 bond.

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A tragic accident in Rolla over the weekend as a mother accidentally ran over her daughter on Sunday morning.

The Rolla Police say the 24-year-old mother was backing her van out of parking space, did not see her two-year-old daughter, and hit her. The toddler was taken to the hospital where she died.

An investigation into the accident continues.

 

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man pleaded guilty during his trial on charges that he drunkenly caused a 2010 two-vehicle wreck that killed the other driver.

Thirty-six-year-old James Griesbaum of Aviston pleaded guilty to two felony DUI-related counts.

A spokeswoman for the Madison County State's Attorney's Office tells the Belleville News-Democrat that Griesbaum will be sentenced to simultaneous prison terms of three years and six months in prison on each count.

Authorities contend that Griesbaum was drunk in February 2010 in Madison County when his pickup truck collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Barbara Green of Trenton. She died.

Griesbaum's trial began Tuesday with jury selection and was to have gone to the jury for deliberation as early as Friday.

Griesbaum's sentencing date was not immediately set.

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East St. Louis Police are holding a man for allegedly attacking two officers at a crime scene.

Police say Darryl Robinson drove his car into a crime scene area on July 5. When officers with the East St. Louis Police Department and Illinois State Police tried to remove Robinson from his vehicle, they say he tried to drive off and hit two officers. The officers suffered only minor injuries, but Robinson was able to drive away. He was arrested earlier this week.

He now faces three charges connected to the incident.

 

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