Maryland Heights

7:40 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Pilot Killed In Crash Of Small Plane At Creve Coeur Park

A small plane crashed into Creve Coeur Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Updated 7:40 am Oct. 30 with news on another death resulting from the crash.

A spokesperson for DePaul Hospital says the wife of the pilot who died in a plane crash in Creve Coeur Lake last Wednesday has also died.

Suzanne Hazelton, 69, died on Monday after being on life support since the crash. She was the only passenger in the plane, which crashed during a trip from Pennsylvania to Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis.

Our previous story:

Read more
Sewer Death
4:39 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Police: Worker falls ill in Maryland Heights, Mo. sewer, dies

A closer view of a manhole cover.
(via Flickr/Frames-of-Mind)

Authorities are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive while working inside a sewer in suburban St. Louis.

Police in Maryland Heights say 46-year-old Daniel Accola of Robertsville died at a hospital shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. That was about an hour after he fell ill with a co-worker in a new sewer line about 18 feet underground.

The other worker managed to make it out of the manhole under his own power.

Authorities say it's not immediately clear what caused Accola's death.