A 49-year-old St. Louis woman is dead from a car accident on Interstate 44 just outside of Kirkwood city limits on Thursday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Frances Winker was driving westbound on Interstate 44, just east of Holmes Avenue, when she traveled off the left side of the highway and struck the median wall. The car then reentered the roadway, traveled across I-44 and struck a rock bluff before overturning.
Winker was taken to Mercy Hospitl in Creve Coeur by a Kirkwood ambulance but was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly before 6 p.m.
Winker's car, a 2000 Ford Expedition, was totaled. According to the highway patrol, she was not wearing a seat belt.