Father and son die in single-car accident in Sappington

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ST. LOUIS – A father and son died in a single-car accident Monday morning in Sappington.

The crash happened in the 9600 block of Bent Pine Drive at about 7:54 a.m.

Paul Eckhoff, 59, of Treecrest Court in Fenton was driving a Nissan Xterra, and Colin Eckhoff, 10, was the passenger. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators from the St. Louis County Affton Southwest Precinct said the car was traveling northeast on Gravois Road when it left the roadway and hit an apartment building.

Multiple fire agencies responded to the scene. The Mehlville Fire Protection District led the rescue effort.

No other injuries were reported.

Police said the St. Louis County Building Inspector will evaluate the structure of the apartment building.

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