ST. LOUIS – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating two deadly crashes from Saturday in the St. Louis region, one involving a pedestrian.
On Saturday night, a driver struck and killed a pedestrian in north St. Louis County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified Jeremiah Williams, 30, of St. Louis as the victim. Next of kin has been notified. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday on West Florissant Avenue, just north of Ferguson Avenue.
Investigators say a driver was heading southbound on West Florissant Avenue while Williams was walking eastbound across that road. A crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says Williams was not using a crosswalk before the collision. A driver struck Williams, who was rushed to a hospital, but later died from his injuries.
MSHP troopers are also investigating a deadly crash from Saturday morning in Gasconade County. That crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 50 just west of Missouri Route 19.
Investigators say a driver heading eastbound crossed the center lane and struck another vehicle head-on. A 72-year-old woman in one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 77-year-old man involved in the crash is hospitalized with serious injuries.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating both crashes.