Man Accused of Fatal Wreck While Fleeing Police
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis County teenager is facing murder charges for allegedly fleeing police and causing the crash that killed an 87-year-old woman.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 18-year-old William Joseph Gallagher was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and other charges.
Police say Gallagher was in St. Louis with other young people in a stolen 1997 Honda Accord Tuesday when police asked him to get out. Instead, he drove away.
A short time later the Honda struck a car. A passenger in that car, Virginia Bedrosian of Greenville, Ill., was killed and two others in the car were hospitalized. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Police say the Honda hit two other parked cars before Gallagher took off running. He was later caught and arrested.