Monday, February 11, 2013
Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report
A car crash on Interstate 270 south of Tesson Ferry Road in South County Sunday morning sent a man to the hospital with moderate injuries, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). According to the report, Dominick Palczynski, 69, of St. Louis, was driving southbound on I-270 at about 8:35 a.m. Sunday when his 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt hydroplaned, causing him to lose control. The vehicle veered off the left side of the highway and struck the concrete median barrier, according to the MSHP. He was taken to Mercy Hospital by an ambulance from the Mehlville Fire Protection District with injuries classified as serious. The MSHP report indicated that Palczynski was wearing a seat belt.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports.
Three people were taken to the hospital following a three-car crash Wednesday on I-255 at Koch Road in Mehlville, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) report. According to the MSHP, Michael Kossina, 45, of Columbia, IL was travelling westbound on Interstate 255 when he struck a 2010 Hyundai Accent being driven by Ashley M. Young, 21 of St. Louis, causing her to veer into a 2005 Ford 500 driven by Robert J. Parker, 49, of Jerseyville, IL. Parker's and Young's vehicles travelled off the roadway and overturned. Both were transported by Mehlville Ambulance to St. Anthony's Medical Center, as was Mary Parker, who was a passenger in the Ford 500. All injuries were described as moderate, according to the MSHP report. All of those …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Saturday night, the good samaritan helped to catch a suspected drunk driver.
Doug Beis was just going home from his shift at St. Anthony's Medical Center Saturday night when he saw an altercation involving a Missouri State Trooper and decided to help, Fox 2 reports. The trooper, 25-year-old Gabriel Gronemeyer was trying to arrest a suspected drunk driver around 7:15 p.m. After being pulled over at Interstate 55 and Meramec Bottom Road, the suspect struggled with the officer and ran away. Gronemeyer tried to chase the suspect, but fell on the gravel. That's when Beis stepped in. "My adrenaline just hit max overdrive and the thing that was going through my mind was a police officer is getting hurt by the side of the road so I slammed on the brakes and started running back toward where the altercation was taking …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Impaired driving contributes to 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities.
Captain Ronald S. Johnson, commanding officer of Troop C of the Missouri Highway Patrol, wants to remind everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving. The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2010, 234 people were killed and 957 people were seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. July 1-4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies in cracking down on drunk driving. The MSHP will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturations. Consequences of driving while intoxicated include jail time, loss of driver licenses or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates rise and other…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The latest inspection by the Missouri State Highway Patrol uncovered only one fuel leak on a Mehlville bus.
Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), recently announced the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division’s school bus inspection program results. Statewide, a total of 12,023 buses were inspected by MSHP personnel from Feb. 2-April 30. Missouri's 2011 statewide approval rating was 87.7 percent compared to 84.3 percent in 2010. The inspection results are as follows: The Mehlville School District bus fleet, which is housed at Mehlville High School, consists of 27 microbuses and 71 full-sized general education buses. The fleet received an approval rating of 96.9 percent. Joe Huster, fleet supervisor, said that there was one fuel leak found on a microbus, otherwise the rating would have been 100 percent. “It …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Four people died in traffic crashes, down from two last year.
Memorial Day weekend traffic crashes and boat fatality numbers for Missouri are in, and the results are mostly positive, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) stated in a press release. Four people died in traffic crashes throughout the 2011 Memorial Day weekend. Last year, six people were killed during the three-day weekend. The MSHP investigated 281 traffic crashes resulting in 127 injuries and three of the fatalities during the counting period of 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Three of the fatal crashes occurred on Sunday. Jimmie L. Brown, 59, of Imperial, died when the 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving traveled off the east side of the roadway and struck a tree and barbed wire fence. The crash occurred on …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Boaters and motorists are reminded to take safe measures during the extended holiday weekend.
Recreational opportunities in the state of Missouri abound for the holiday weekend. Many may be staying close to home, visiting one of the state’s tourist destinations or going to the Missouri lake or river of their choice for the extended weekend. The Missouri Highway Patrol reminds motorists and boaters to stay safe and responsible this Memorial Day. When driving, The MHP says to be aware of construction along your route, pay attention while you are driving and buckle up. MoDOT is easing up on road construction this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that some work may already be in progress. To help reduce traffic violations, including alcohol-related incidents, the Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident …
Monday, January 10, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling for 3-6 inches of snowfall starting tonight in the St. Louis area.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of 3 to 6 inches of snow within the next two days in the St. Louis area. Two to 4 inches of snow accumulation is expected to fall beginning around 4 p.m. tonight, with a 70 percent chance of more precipitation tomorrow morning. Kara Price, the Missouri Department of Transportation intermediate community relations specialist, said that MoDOT is ready for the storm. They currently are pretreating more heavily traveled roads with a salt and beet juice mixture. Beet juice makes the salt more effective, fighting through icier patches. MoDOT has around 32,000 tons of the salt mixture ready at the beginning of winter, and they have about 22,000 tons left, which is plenty for this …