Father and Infant Die from Crash into River Des Peres Water Channel
Posted on May 23rd, 2010 by Zane Cagle
Despite heroic efforts by a local St. Louis man, a father and infant died after the father’s car veered off River Des Peres Boulevard. Todd Gilliam noticed the accident and rushed to assist the motorist in the sinking car. He had to wait a few minutes after he called for help so that someone could watch his own three year old daughter. Gilliam dove into the water channel and with the assistance of a police officer, they were able to cut the seat belt and free the father from the sinking car. No one was aware there was a seven month old boy in the car as well.
The infant drowned Wednesday as a result of the car submerging. The father never regained consciousness after sustaining serious injuries and died yesterday, four days after the accident. The auto accident and drowning is being investigated by St. Louis Police and as of now there is no reason to believe there were mechanical problems with the car. The reason for the auto accident is still unclear as the father was in apparently good health.
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