Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS > Woman killed in crash * A 78-year-old woman was killed in a crash in a St. Louis intersection Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, Bernice Zahary, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the crash at Mimika and West Florissant avenues about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

She was driving south on Mimika when her 2014 Buick LaCrosse was struck by a pickup that was westbound on West Florissant, police said. The driver of the 1997 Ford F-350 told police he tried to stop at the red light at Mimika but his truck skidded into the intersection and hit Zahary's vehicle.

That man, 59, was taken to a hospital as well.

There was no immediate word on his condition.

Zahary lived in the 5800 block of Mimika, just steps from the crash scene.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Father charged in crash that killed toddler * A St. Louis County man was charged Thursday with DWI-death of another in what authorities say was a drunken driving crash last year that killed his 14-month-old son.

Keshawn Hampton, 19, of the 14300 block of Summerfield Lane in unincorporated St. Louis County, had a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit for drivers of 0.08 percent when he sped and crashed his Mazda 5 crossover vehicle on June 24, 2017, hit several parked cars in the 1400 block of Sherwood Forest Drive and overturned, police say. His toddler son Keshawn Hampton Jr. and two other passengers were in the car when it flipped over about 9 p.m. The boy died.

Police found an open can of alcohol at the crash scene.

Bail for Hampton was set at $50,000, cash only.

Hampton has a pending burglary charge in St. Louis County that says he and another person broke into a Jack in the Box in St. Louis County in January 2017. They tried to break into the cash register and safe using a crowbar, charges say.

ST. LOUIS > Man shot in road rage incident * A man was shot in the foot after arguing with another man in a road rage incident early Wednesday, police said. …

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