DAN SCHUNKS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: The 18-year-old driver has been arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of the fatal pedestrian accident Monday night on U.S. 67.
A pedestrian walking on or near southbound US 67 south of Parkway Drive in St. Francois County was struck and killed Monday night at 11 p.m. The victim, 47-year-old Brent Tinsley of Park Hills, was fatally hit by a 2015 Kia Sportage driven by Nikolas W. Presley, 18, of Bismarck.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, Presley was traveling south on US 67 about 11 p.m. when he struck Tinsley, who was walking on or near the road, killing the pedestrian.
Tinsley was pronounced dead by County Coroner Jason Coplin at 11:08 p.m.
Damage to the Kia was listed as extensive. Presley was uninjured in the accident
The vehicle was towed from the scene by Marler’s Towing.
An accident involving a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 and a 2016 Peterbilt resulted in a moderate injury Monday in Washington County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Jesse J. Roth, 35, of Ste. Genevieve was traveling east on State Highway 8 near Dunwoody in a 2013 Chevrolet 1500 at 11;30 a.m., when he struck the rear of a 2016 Peterbilt driven by Zachary B. Noll of Doe Run, also traveling east.
The collision resulted in Roth receiving moderate injuries. He was taken from the scene by Washington County Ambulance to Washington County Memorial Hospital. Roth was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Noll was uninjured.
The vehicle driven by Roth, the Chevrolet 1500, was listed as totaled and was towed from the scene by Elliot’s Towing. The Peterbilt accrued minor damage and was driven from the scene.
An accident in St. Joe State Park resulted in the driver of a 2016 Polaris 570 being taken to the hospital.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Patrick H. Esslinger, 51, of Pacific, Mo. was driving his Polaris up a steep incline on Trail 220 in St. Joe State Park on Sunday just after p.m., when it overturned backward onto the driver.
Esslinger, who sustained minor injuries, was transported to Mercy Hospital South by St. Francois County Ambulance.
Damage to the Polaris was listed as minor and it was driven from the scene.
A two -ar collision in Washington County resulted in minor injuries and two totaled vehicles at 5:20 p.m. last Friday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2011 Buick Regal, driven by Cassidy E. Kile, 26, of St. Louis was traveling south on Highway 185, north of Highway 8, when she ran off the right side of the road and struck the end of the bridge. The vehicle then returned to the roadway and ran off the left side of the roadway, hitting the bridge rail and the front end of Kile’s vehicle, striking the front of a 2003 Dodge Durango, driven by Cheryl Sitzes, 65, of Potosi. Kile was reportedly wearing a seat belt while Sitzes was not.
Both drivers sustained minor injuries. Kile was taken by Missouri State Highway Patrol to Washington County Memorial Hospital. Sitzes was taken by Washington County Ambulance to Washington County Memorial Hospital
Both vehicles were listed as totaled and removed from the scene by Elliot’s Towing.
A one-vehicle accident in Ste. Genevieve County last Thursday resulted in minor injuries to the driver according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.
Kyle Sample, 28, of Ste. Genevieve was traveling north of US 61 at Roth Quarry Road at 8:20 a.m. He began to slow down to make a right turn. While making the right turn, the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and overturned down an embankment.
The driver received minor injuries and was taken by Ste. Genevieve Ambulance to Ste. Genevieve Memorial Hospital.
The 2004 Sterling LT8500 received extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Carnell’s Towing.