Girl killed in suspected drunken driving wreck identified
FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities in suburban St. Louis have identified the 6-year-old girl who died in a Thanksgiving accident involving a suspected drunken driver.
Police say the child's name was Dezirae Thayer. She was in a relative's car that stalled in the road Thursday night when it was struck from behind in Florissant.
Dezirae was taken to a hospital and died Friday.
The driver of the car that struck the stalled vehicle, 31-year-old Daniel Meade, is charged with second-degree assault and driving while intoxicated. He is jailed on $150,000 bond and does not have a listed attorney. Florissant police have said they will seek upgraded charges now that the child has died.