Three individuals and one child were tragically killed in four separate accidents this past week in eastern Missouri.
On Wednesday morning the 13th of April, a 2006 Peterbilt dump truck driven by Bradley Geedling of Troy, Missouri, failed to negotiate a curve while driving southbound on Highway Z, crossed the center line, and struck the left front of a Plymouth Sundance carrying four people. One of the passengers, Alfredo Robles, 67 of St. Charles, Missouri, was killed and the other three occupants were injured. The accident occurred at Highway Z and Stealey Road near Wentzville at 6:18 a.m.
On Sunday morning, April 10th , a 59 year old man from Cadet, Missouri, Ronald D. Nash, was killed when the car he was riding in on Old Cadet Road neat 47, was struck head on by a 2006 GMC Yukon driven by Russell Love of Bonne Terre, Missouri. Mr. Love has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the crash. The charges allege Mr. Love was driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. The Yukon crossed the center line and hit a 1995 Ford F150 driven by Kenneth Harris of Bonne Terre.
Another head on crash resulting from crossing the center line, happened Saturday evening, April 9th, resulting in the death of Trevor Wild, 18 of Potosi, Missouri, and serious injuries to two others. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mr. Wild was killed on Route P just north of Ridgely Road when the 1994 Jeep Cherokee he was a passenger in, crossed the center line and struck a 1998 Jeep Cherokee head-on. The 18 year old was pronounced dead at the scene by Washington County Coroner Brian DeClue.
Finally, sadly an 11-year-old boy from Farmington died of injuries from an accident which happened Saturday, April 9th in Ste. Genevieve County. Martika Burns was also seriously injured when the right side tires of the Honda CRV she was driving westbound on Route C, dropped off the roadway, leading to the accident. Ms. Burns overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, striking a utility pole and overturning into a parked vehicle. Neither individual had been wearing a seat belt. Another pasenger, a child from Bonne Terre, had received minor injuries.
Please keep these individuals and their family and friends in your prayers.