St. Louis Public Radio News
3:17 pm
Wed December 4, 2002

Slippery Roads Lead to Two Deaths Outside St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – Wintery conditions proved tragic in two fatal accidents outside St. Louis today.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman says a 43-year-old Fletcher man was killed in Jefferson County after he got out of his
vehicle to assist another driver around 5:45a.m.

A third driver then lost control in the slippery conditions. The good Samaritan Terry McNew was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer says 35-year-old Robin Tipton of Troy died after she lost control of her car in a separate St. Charles County accident.

She struck a highway sign and two other cars. One of those cars was already off the road and unoccupied.

Tipton was pronounced dead this morning at a Wentzville hospital.