One person is dead and three others critically hurt after a car accident in north St. Louis this morning. It happened at Kingshighway and Lexington just before five o'clock. According to reports at the scene, the car was going south on Kingshighway when it may have clipped a curb. Then, when the driver tried to overcompensate, the car flipped over. Three people were ejected from the vehicle. The survivors were taken to the hospital in critical condition. They have so far only been identified as males between the ages of 20 and 30. Accident reconstruction crews are at the scene. Kingshighway and Lexington remains shut down.
Hunters, get your guns. It's deer hunting season in Illinois. The annual firearm hunting season starts today and runs through Sunday. Then it picks up again for another four days between Dec. 5 and Dec. 8. Bow hunting season runs much longer. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the number of deer killed last year with bows and firearms was about 180,000. The highest density of deer in Illinois are typically in the woods along the watersheds of the Mississippi, Rock, Illinois and Kaskaskia rivers and in the Shawnee Hills in Southern Illinois. Hunters can give the deer to the IDNR for donation to food pantries around the state.
A Missouri teenager has pleaded guilty after running over and killing a toddler in June. Charles Guice (Geis) entered his plea Thursday in St. Louis County Court to leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 16. Guice was speeding without a license on June 16 when he hit 2-year-old Darion Griffin as he tried to cross a street in front of his grandmother's house. It happened in the 1500 block of Redman Road in Spanish Lake. The boy's 17-year-old aunt also was hit when she tried to pull him out of the way of the car. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Guice, who was 17 at the time, told police he left the scene because he was afraid.