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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois has suspended non-emergency roadwork to help keep traffic moving over the July Fourth holiday weekend, the most heavily traveled summer holiday.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says the halt to construction began Wednesday afternoon and will continue through Sunday.
Thousands of motorists are expected to travel on state roadways during the holiday period.
Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider says the construction freeze will also improve safety.
Motorists planning their trips will be able to see a list of construction-related lane closures on the department's website.
It is also reminding drivers that work zone speed limits remain in effect even when workers are not present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are questioning a person of interest connected to the hit-and-run that killed a two-year-old boy in North County last night.
St. Louis County Police say they found the SUV that hit the boy and his aunt Sunday night. The accident happened on Redmond Road in Spanish Lake. 2-year-old Darion Griffin died, his 17-year-old aunt Sheria Evans was hospitalized. No word on any charges in the case.
One person is dead after a SUV ran a red light in Berkeley last night around 9:30.
Missouri Highway Patrol officials say 29 year old Leroy Jennings of St. Louis was southbound on Evergreeen, ran a red light at the intersection and collided with an eastbound car on Airport Road.
A passenger in Jennings sport utility vehicle, 34 year old Lawrence Woods of St. Louis, was seriously hurt and taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital.
The other driver, a 23 year old Brentwood woman suffered minor injuries in the collision.
MoDOT is warning of slow traffic tomorrow morning on Interstate 70 near Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
Police officers will slow down traffic in both directions at 9 AM and 11 AM Wednesday. The slowdowns will last up to ten minutes and take place between Route 79 and Route 370. This is part of work to create a new interchange on the highway and add a new lane of traffic.
Information on how to avoid the work zone can be found at modot.org.