Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Chesterfield police department could not confirm if the death was related to the crash.
One of the victims of a three-car crash last week in Chesterfield has died, the Chesterfield Police Department confirmed. The accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. Aug. 29 in the intersection of Clayton and Claymoor Roads, a few blocks from Parkway West High School. Both lanes of Clayton Road were closed for several hours as accident reconstruction crews investigated the scene. Four people involved in that accident were injured and taken to area hospitals with one of the victims reportedly having severe head injuries, said Chesterfield Police Capt. Steven Lewis. Lewis could not confirm which of the victims died or any further information at the time. Patch will bring you more updates on this story as they become available.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Both lanes of traffic at Clayton Road were closed for several hours. Chesterfield Police reconstruction crews are still investigating the incident.
Updated at 3:50 p.m. Chesterfield Police accident reconstruction officers are working to determine what happened this morning in the intersection of Clayton Road and Claymoor Road, where three vehicles were involved in a crash that closed traffic for more than three hours. Traffic was opened a little before 3 p.m. and most of the debris has been removed from the scene. The vehicles crashed nearby Parkway West High School at around 10 a.m.. Four people were injured and taken to area hospitals with one of the victims reportedly having severe head injuries, said Chesterfield Police Capt. Steven Lewis. None of the the victims' injuries appeared to be life threatening, Lewis said. Chesterfield Police Officer Michael Ryffel said it could take…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Stuck in traffic Thursday about 5pm? Here's why.
Police said a car ran a red traffic light and plowed into another car at 5:10pm Thursday, on Olive Boulevard at Swingley Ridge Road, blocking traffic for about 35 minutes during rush hour. Both drivers had minor injuries and refused treatment from paramedics with Monarch Fire Protection District. Police gave the red-light offender a summons. Emergency workers used fire trucks to block two lanes of traffic while they cleared the collision. The silver car in the photo was northbound on Olive Blvd. and drove through a red light police said, and struck the black car crossing at Swingley Ridge Rd. The black car subsequently hit the Swingley median, and damaged the flower bed. Both cars were towed from the scene, police said. And that's why …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Patrick McCormick, 53, turned himself in to St. Louis County Police after he was charged Wednesday.
A 53-year-old Chesterfield man was in custody on $100,000 bail Wedesday afternoon after he was charged earlier that day in an Aug. 26 head-on car crash that ultimately killed a teacher, and seriously injured her son. Police said Patrick J. McCormick was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in a DWI crash. He turned himself in to St. Louis County Police. Officials said a hearing to reduce bail was scheduled for Thursday 9 a.m. in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Chesterfield resident Janet Esrock, 50, died Sept. 11 from injuries suffered in a head-on crash with McCormick behind the wheel of a Chevy Tahoe while Esrock and her son neared home in a 1992 Infinity. Esrock's son Jonathan Esrock, 16, survived…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Janet Esrock died Sunday from injuries two weeks ago. Whitfield School, where she taught, canceled classes on Friday.
A 50-year-old woman injured in a head-on car crash Aug. 26 along Wild Horse Creek Road as she returned home with her 16-year-old son, has died. Janet Esrock died Sunday night. The Whitfield School teacher taught math and coached the girls field hockey team. Her son, Jonathan Esrock, was also injured in the crash with multiple broken bones, but was released from the hospital Thursday. Janet Esrock was being treated at Mercy Hospital and had not regained consciousness since the crash. She has two college-age children who also attended Whitfield School, Joe Esrock and Becky Esrock. Funeral services are Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Rd. Whitfield School canceled classes for Friday. An entry from the family on CaringBridge …
Friday, September 9, 2011
No charges filed in a head-on car crash from two weeks ago.
A Chesterfield teen hospitalized for nearly two weeks after a head-on car crash in the car his mother was driving went home Thursday to his grandmother's house. His mother remains hospitalized at Mercy Hospital. Jonathan Esrock, 16, is a sophomore at Whitfield School on Mason Road in Creve Coeur. He left Mercy with a broken leg and ribs in a wheelchair piloted by family members, according to CaringBridge website. His mother, Janet Esrock, 50, has not regained consciousness since the Aug. 26 crash on Wild Horse Creek Road at the Riverdale intersection. She is a Whitfield School math teacher and girls hockey coach. The Esrocks—mother and son — were riding home in a 1992 Infinity car about 10:40 p.m. after watching a football game. Family …