20-year-old charged in connection to fatal Ballwin crash
Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2020
BALLWIN, MO – A 20-year-old Ballwin man has been charged with a number of crimes after crashing into an urgent care building and killing an employee Sunday night.
According to KMOV, the accident occurred at about 8:15 p.m. at the Total Access Urgent Care building within the 2500 block of Clarkson Road.
Ballwin police say Trenton Geiger lost control of his vehicle and struck 25-year-old Merissa Politte before careening into the building. Politte was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Investigators believe Geiger hugged aerosol fumes prior to the accident. He is currently being charged with involuntary manslaughter, inhalation of solvent fumes, and tampering with physical evidence.
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