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A massive pile up on Interstate 70 in downtown St. Louis today involved more than a dozen cars, but miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.

Shortly after 5 AM there were two separate accidents in the depressed section of the highway. The accidents involved several cars and a semi truck. Emergency crews were forced to shut down a section of the interstate to clear the wreckage. Police have not released an official cause of the crash.

But the roads were wet and there was fog in the area so those conditions could have played a role.

Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A popular circus performer from St. Louis has been identified as the victim of a fiery accident.

Police on Tuesday said 21-year-old Reginald Moore died in the wreck. Moore lost control of his 2003 Toyota Corolla on Friday afternoon and crashed into a concrete support for a railroad trestle.

A passing motorist stopped and pulled Moore from the car before it completely caught fire, but he had severe head and face injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The injuries were so severe that it took days for positive identification.

Moore was a juggler and acrobat for Circus Harmony.

Published in Local News
Friday, 25 October 2013 12:28

Adult, 2 kids dead after accident on I-55

An early morning accident leaves a woman and two children dead.

Around 5:30 Friday morning, a cargo van crashed into a Chevy Impala on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois. Investigators say it appears the Chevy was either stopped or moving very slowly when the accident occurred. A woman sitting in the front seat of the car was killed and two kids in the back seat of the car died as well. Two other children were taken to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.

The driver of the van was not injured.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:47

Investigation continues into clinic crash

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Investigators continue to look into an accident in which a minivan crashed into a suburban St. Louis health urgent care center.

 

   Authorities on Tuesday identified the man killed in the wreck as Marvin H. Meyer, the 88-year-old driver of the minivan. His 81-year-old wife, Gloria, remains hospitalized in stable condition.

 

   Police say the minivan was pulling out of the entrance to a St. Charles Wal-Mart store Sunday when it was struck by a pickup truck. The impact caused the minivan to go off the roadway and hit the Our Urgent Care clinic.

 

   No one inside the urgent care facility was injured. Occupants of the truck also were not hurt.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 14:40

Traffic on Kehrs Mill to share one lane

Drivers in Chesterfield Valley have some headaches ahead.

Starting Wednesday drivers in both directions on Kehrs Mill Road will have to share a single lane of traffic. The consolidation will take place between Jeffrey's Crossing Lane and Courtyard Mill Lane.

The closure is part of an $8.3 million realignment of Kehrs Mill that will make room for a new lane of traffic on the road. Temporary electronic signals will be placed to control the flow of traffic. The one-lane will start at noon Wednesday. 

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ALORTON, Ill. (AP) — A 16-month-old southern Illinois boy has died after being hit by an unsecured television during a car crash.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Marshawn Billops of Centreville, Illinois died Friday evening at St. Louis Children's Hospital about five hours after the car he was riding in crashed into a light pole in Alorton.

An unsecured television hit the boy as it flew out of the back seat of the car and caused severe head injuries that led to his death, police said.

Alorton police say the television was a flat-screen weighing about 80 pounds. Billops' mother and sister suffered minor injuries and were able to get out of the car. Police say Marshawn was trapped inside the car and had to be rescued.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:35

Court upholds use of red-light cameras

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A state appeals court in St. Louis has upheld the use of red-light cameras in the suburban community of Creve Couer.

In an opinion released Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District sided with a previous St. Louis County Circuit Court ruling in favor of Creve Couer and its camera vendor, American Traffic Solutions Inc. The suit was brought by four people who received tickets for running red lights.

The appeals court has previously upheld red-light camera use in Creve Couer brought by another ticket recipient, ruling in 2011 that the city's traffic-camera ordinance enacting civil penalties was similar to a parking ticket rather than a criminal violation.

 

Published in Local News
Monday, 30 September 2013 14:05

Police ID victim in overnight car crash

Police have identified the victim in a fatal car crash in North St. Louis.

Police say four people were in a speeding SUV on North Broadway near East Grand around 1 AM, when the driver lost control. The SUV hit a pole, flipped over, and landed on top of a car parked at a nearby gas station. 32-year old Corey Criswell was sitting in a back seat and was ejected from the vehicle. Criswell was taken to the hospital where he died.

Witnesses told police the SUV was racing with another car before the accident. 

Published in Local News

A Jefferson County man is in serious condition after he was run over by his son and stepdaughter.

The incident happened Thursday night. Police say the man started arguing with his son and tried to pull him out of his pick up truck. In the struggle the father was knocked down and the son ran him over. Police say the stepdaughter also ran over the man with an SUV.

The search continues for both suspects. The father remains hospitalized.

Published in Local News

   Monday is the first morning commute since Illinois transportation crews closed a key stretch of Interstate 64.  

   All lanes of eastbound I-64 are closed between the I-55/70 split and 25th Street.  And it's scheduled to remain closed until next Monday morning (Sept. 23).  

   The closure will allow crews to build connections to the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.  IDOT reports that the new bridge across the Mississippi River is on track to open early next year (2014).

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