Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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To watch a cellphone video of a St. Louis County officer arresting a man after he complains about the officer's speed, go to www.stltoday.com/watch

WENTZVILLE > Motorcyclist is killed * Larry D. Hart, 43, of Ball Ground, Ga., was killed about 6:50 p.m. Monday when his motorcycle ran into a rock bluff, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Hart was driving north on Highway 61 on a 2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic when he suddenly changed lanes onto the exit ramp to Highway A and lost control, police said. Hart, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.

BURLINGTON, IOWA > Wood River man is charged in toddler's death * Phillip Evans, 34, of Wood River, has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a toddler struck in a motel parking lot here Saturday. Dniyah Briderl, 2, was hit about 9:30 a.m. at the MidTown Motel in Burlington, where her family was visiting friends, and died at a hospital, police said. Investigators said the driver left but returned later and was arrested. Evans, who was staying at the motel, was released on bail.

PIKE COUNTY > Driver dies in crash * Cindy L. Christensen, 55, of Bowling Green, was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash in Pike County, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Jeffrey N. Stone, 27, of Girard, Kan., suffered minor injuries in the crash about 7:30 a.m. on Highway 54 just east of Business Highway 54, the patrol said.

Christensen was driving a Ford Explorer west on Highway 54 and Stone was driving a tractor-trailer east when Christensen's vehicle drifted across the center line into the eastbound lanes and hit the tractor-trailer head-on. Christensen was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour after the accident. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

ST. LOUIS > Driver gets 7 years in fatal crash * Robert A. White, 42, of the 4100 block of Humphrey Street, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a fatal crash last year in the Old North St. …

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