Friday, May 10, 2013
A person who fled a traffic stop was reportedly wanted in several states before being stopped in Eureka.
Law enforcement units from throughout the region converged on an area in Eureka Friday afternoon after a police chase that began in Franklin County ended in St. Louis County. Patch's news partner FOX2 reports that authorities pulled over a car in a traffic stop on I-44 in Franklin County, but that a man in the vehicle pulled out a gun and took off. The chase which ensued ended in a Eureka subdivision with a bullet-riddled car stopped on Williams road South of Augustine in Eureka, the station reported. KSDK-TV reports that the person in the car was wanted in "several states." The chase also caused the Rockwood School District to place all schools under a brief "modified lockdown" from around 1:30-1:45 p.m. The district was instructed to …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted releasing the names of concealed weapon permit holders to the Social Security Administration in what the government said was a law enforcement investigation. Do you agree?
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted last week that it released the names of at least 163,000 concealed weapon permit holders to a federal agent investigating disability fraud, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a variety of other media outlets. The news has people buzzing on every side of the gun control debate. Locally, Republican Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka told the newspaper he was "very concerned that this may be a back-door attempt to create the Eric Holder gun registry." The concealed weapon registry is not open to the public and Missouri law says it's a misdemeanor to disclose information about the people who hold permits. Missouri State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was cited on Wednesday in …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here are the results from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's recent DWI saturation in St. Louis County. It focused on finding drunk drivers.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. Four Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers conducted the enforcement operation on Friday, March 15 in St. Louis County. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A truck driver was killed trying to avoid Matthew Snyders' car in the middle of I-44 after he hit a guardrail one mile west of Six Flags near Eureka.
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Wednesday, February 20
A Webster Groves man was indicted by a St. Louis County grand jury on an involuntary manslaughter charge Jan. 30. See previous article: Man Charged With Manslaughter in Truck Driver's Death St. Louis County prosecutors charge that Matthew Snyders, 44, of the 1400 block of South Elm Avenue in Webster Groves, was driving while intoxicated when he hit a guardrail on westbound I-44 about a mile west of Six Flags about 4:55 a.m. Sept. 27. See Eureka-Wildwood Patch coverage of the accident: Name of I-44 Fatality Revealed, Other Driver Charged with DWI His car spun out and his 2007 Saturn Ion stopped on I-44 in dense fog, and Snyders got out of the car, according to Missouri Highway Patrol report. An oncoming truck swerved to avoid Snyder’s …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C covers Eureka and Wildwood, along with a 11-county area of eastern and central Missouri. Two of these seven new troopers have local roots.
Today (Oct. 8), seven new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will be working this local area. Troop C serves the following counties: Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, and Washington. The new troopers are members of the Patrol’s 95th Recruit Class, which graduated on Sept. 21, said Capt. Ronald Johnson, Troop C commanding officer. The troopers completed 25 weeks of highly intense training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. They will be working with a field-training officer for approximately three months before working independently, said Johnson. The new troopers for Troop C and their assignments are as follows: Trooper Daniel J. Arsenault, 28…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
A motorist's medical condition caused him to have driving difficulties Thursday evening while traveling on Interstate 44.
A trailer truck driver from Rolla, MO, experienced an unknown medical condition Thursday around 8:37 p.m. while traveling westbound on Interstate 44, 0.2 miles east of Missouri Route 100, which prompted him to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike the median wall, according to authorities. Steven Hughes, a 59-year-old driver, was wearing his seat belt, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report. Hughes was taken by a Meramec Emergency Medical Services crew to Mercy in Washington. His 2008 International truck was towed from the scene. No other motorists were involved in the accident.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
UPDATED: Interstate 44 westbound still isn't completely re-opened since today's early morning accident near Eureka, however one lane is semi-open, according to authorities. One driver since was arrested on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum tells Eureka-Wildwood Patch that two crashes actually occurred this morning on westbound Interstate 44 just west of Eureka. The driver of the disabled car referenced in earlier reports ran into the I-44 guard rail on the righthand side while heading westbound on I-44, Nothum said, which caused his vehicle to spin out and eventually stop on the interstate. The driver left the car. Nothum said several drivers coming behind the car nearly hit it, but managed to swerve and miss it, after which they pulled off to the side of the roadway. The driver of a "box truck" referenced earlier today was one of the individuals who swerved and missed the vehicle. That driver pulled over and was going back to the…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A House Springs woman was transported to an area hospital Tuesday morning after the truck she was driving overturned.
A House Springs driver was taken to the hospital after a 9:30 a.m. accident Tuesday on Highway BB, south of Oak Crest Road in Jefferson County. Tracie Smith, 47 years old, was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger northbound when it veered off the left side of the roadway. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol Report about the accident, she overcorrected at that point, which caused the truck to overturn. Smith was not wearing a seat belt, according to authorities, and was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital by a Big River Ambulance crew. Her truck sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the accident scene.
Friday, September 21, 2012
A House Springs woman was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after the driver of a SUV hit her car from behind.
House Springs resident Tricia McCartney was stopped in traffic while heading westbound on Highway 30 at High Ridge Boulevard Thursday when her car was hit from behind at 5:30 p.m. by a driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) from Cedar Hill. McCartney, 23, was driving a 2000 Toyota Celica. The other driver, 54-year-old Carl Keeven, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker SUV. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol report. McCartney was taken by a North Jefferson County Ambulance crew to St. Clare Health Center.
A House Springs woman died Thursday after she was taken by an Air Evacuation crew to Mercy Medical Center due to injuries she sustained in a two-auto accident.
June Rowden, 79, died as a result of injuries from a two-car collision that occurred at 9:30 a.m. Thursday on Highway 30 at Cedar Hill Road. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol report, Rowden was driving a 1991 Ford Escort, and attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of eastbound Highway 30. She pulled into the path of Cedar Hill resident Joshua Mattingly. Mattingly, 33, was driving a 2002 Dodge Stratus. The front of his vehicle struck the passenger side of Rowden's car. Rowden was not wearing a safety belt, according to authorities, but Mattingly was. Both vehicles were totaled.