Man charged in St. Louis wreck that killed 3 children

ST. LOUIS – A 25-year-old man who was allegedly drunk and driving a vehicle that he knew had mechanical problems has been charged in the deaths of three children who were killed in a wreck in 2017.

Eric O’Neal Williams was charged Wednesday with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the crash on an Interstate 70 exit ramp in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports court documents allege Williams was speeding when he took the exit in August 2017. HisSUV overturned and three children _ ages 11, 10 and 3 _ died after being thrown from the vehicle.

Police say none of the children were wearing restraints.

Court documents say Williams told police the SUV had a history of mechanical difficulties.

Online court documents don’t name an attorney for Williams.

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