The flags are at half-staff in Fairview Heights after a man known for his community service was struck and killed while riding his bicycle Wednesday morning.
Sixty-two year old Phil Lubeck was named citizen of the year in 2011 by the Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce. He was a fixture on the town’s Homecoming Committee and volunteered at Grace Church.
Police say Lubeck was struck along Route 159 when he turned into the path of an oncoming car. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — South Korea says two veteran pilots were flying the Asiana Airlines jetliner when it crashed while landing at San Francisco's airport, killing two people.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says four pilots were aboard and rotated in two-person shifts during the flight from Asia.
Officials say more than 300 passengers and crew members were aboard when it slammed into the runway and caught fire. The two dead were found outside the wreckage. Another 182 people were taken to hospitals, many with minor injuries.
San Francisco's fire chief says authorities have accounted for all passengers and crew members who were aboard the jetliner.
The flight originated in Shanghai, China with a stopover in Seoul.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are on the scene.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people have been killed and two critically injured in a fiery rollover accident in St. Louis.
The Post-Dispatch reports that the accident happened early Saturday. St. Louis police identified the driver as 43-year-old Lydell Templeton of St. Louis. The identities of the other victims weren't immediately released.
Police say Templeton was speeding on Interstate 64 when he lost control of his vehicle. The car collided with the median wall and overturned several times before catching fire.
Four of the five occupants were thrown from the vehicle.
Two O'Fallon, Missouri men face murder charges for their role in a fatal hit-and-run.
Prosecutors say Kevin Labraido Jr and Robert Bathe were involved in a busted drug deal that led to the accident in St. Charles County yesterday. The Police report says the two were trying to buy drugs from someone at the home to Tyler Pinner.
When Bathe and Labraido refused to pay for the drugs, Pinner tried to stop their vehicle. Pinner was dragged a short distance and then run over. Both men are charged with second-degree murder.
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.