Driver fatally slams into tree on West Adams Ave

KIRKWOOD, MO -A woman is dead after she drove into a tree on W Adams Ave near Ballas Rd Wednesday, KSDK said.

Martha Wainwright, 49, was driving a Ford Mustang when she attempted to pass a car in front of her, swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle, and then lost control of the Mustang before crashing into the tree.

First responders were called to the scene around 9 p.m. They transported Wainwright to an area hospital where she died.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a traffic accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to prevent deadly crashes in Kirkwood or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.