Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"You will have the opportunity to reclaim your life," Judge Michael Jamison told Walsh. "Mr. Brueggen and Mr. McLemore will not."
Patrick Walsh was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for the DWI crash that killed two people and injured five in September 2011. Walsh pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. “Unlike Mr. Brueggen and Mr. McLemore, you will have an opportunity to reclaim your life. They won’t have that opportunity,” St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Michael T. Jamison told Walsh before he handed down the sentence. Police estimated that Walsh was driving about 100 mph when his car rear-ended the Chevy Tahoe, which flipped several times. Steven Brueggen, 38, of Florissant, and Michael McLemore, 37, of O’Fallon, were killed. ‘Burned in my brain’ Before sentencing, Nicole Stanner, who…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Patrick Dawson Walsh pleaded guilty in November to charges relating to a 2011 crash that killed two people.
A sentencing hearing for Patrick Walsh, a Florissant man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault charges was postponed Wednesday after family members and friends packed the courtroom for the hearing. Patrick D. Walsh, 21, of the 1800 block of Violet Drive in Florissant, pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported Walsh was driving under the influence of alcohol and was going about 100 mph when he struck the rear of a Chevy Tahoe carrying six people. Walsh was 20 years old at the time. The Tahoe flipped several times, and Steve Brueggen, 38, and Michael R. McLemore, 37, were killed in the collision. Brueggen was a physical …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Two people were killed in the collision on Highway 364 just west of Maryland Heights Expressway.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
A St. Charles man was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter for an April 17 crash in Maryland Heights that killed two passengers in his car. John Recklein, 22, of the first block of Robert Drive in St. Charles, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter—driving while intoxicated. The crash killed Natasha Galenski, a 17-year-old St. Peters girl, and 23-year-old Jared T. Nevenner, of Caseyville. Galenski died four days after the accident. Recklein’s blood-alcohol content was 0.179 percent, more than double the legal limit, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. A state trooper said Recklein was attempting to pass a vehicle in rush hour traffic on Highway 364 just west of Maryland Heights Expressway. He …