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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