A drunk driver traveling at 100 mph rear-ended the vehicle, killing two people and injuring five others.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A physical education teacher at Parkwood Elementary School was killed early Sunday morning in a car crash involving a driver who police said was driving under the influence of alcohol. Steve Brueggen, 38, was riding in the rear of a Chevrolet Tahoe with six other people on westbound Interstate 270 near West Florissant Road. A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Patrick D. Walsh, 20, of St. Charles, struck the Tahoe in the rear at about 1 a.m. Sunday. According to a report from KSDK, police estimated that Walsh was driving about 100 mph and had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit. The Tahoe flipped over several times, ejecting Brueggen and another man, Michael R. McLemore, 37, of O’Fallon, MO from the truck. Both were killed. …
Fund will pay to overhaul the school district's athletic department.
Voters in the Pattonville School District overwhelmingly passed a bond issue on Nov. 2 designed to upgrade facilities district wide. The bond issue will particularly impact Pattonville's athletic teams and physical education classes from Kindergarten through graduation. Pattonville High School will replace its 40-year-old stadium and update its boys' and girls' locker areas. The district will also replace the main gym's wooden floor, install a pool facility and replace its existing stadium with one that includes new locker rooms, all-weather artificial turf and an improved track. Pattonville Heights and Holman Middle Schools will both get new tracks. Bob Hebrank, Pattonville's Activities Director, recently gave a breakdown of the …