St. Louis Grand Jury Indicts Two DUI Drivers
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A St. Louis grand jury has indicted two men who face involuntary manslaughter
charges stemming from a
fatal crash in Frontenac over the summer. Officials say on July 8 at approximately
9:15 p.m., an accident occurred at Lindbergh Boulevard near the intersection
at Garibaldi Place. According to the Frontenac Police Department, a 72-year-old
woman driving a Toyota SUV was struck by a BMW that was drag racing a
Ford Mustang. The SUV was then pushed into the path of the Mustang, and
it was struck once more. The 72-year-old woman died from her injuries
sustained in the crash days later.
The two suspects were taken into custody where police discovered the two
were drag racing. Officials said the elderly woman was conscious at the
scene but died later due to internal injuries. The two men were evaluated
by the Frontenac Police Department following the crash and thought to
be intoxicated. One of the men was taken to a hospital and suffered a
broken arm and concussion. The other refused to take a breathalyzer test.
Authorities have been seeking charges of involuntary manslaughter and
driving while intoxicated.
The St. Louis grand jury voted to indict one man on one count of second-degree
murder, vehicular intoxicated, and one count of driving while intoxicated.
The other man was indicted on two counts of involuntary manslaughter due
to his blood alcohol content of 0.18 at the time of the crash. One of
the men was a prominent attorney in the St. Louis area.
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