Man found guilty in 2014 fatal St. Louis County drunk road rage - KMOV.com

NEW INFORMATION

Man found guilty in 2014 fatal St. Louis County drunk road rage crash

Posted: Updated:
Kirk Mueller found guilty in an alcohol fueled road rage wreck that killed Derek Cliffe (Credit: St.Charles County PD) Kirk Mueller found guilty in an alcohol fueled road rage wreck that killed Derek Cliffe (Credit: St.Charles County PD)

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Hazelwood man has been found guilty in an alcohol fueled road rage crash that killed a St. Peters man in 2014, police say.

According to police, Kirk Mueller was driving a Ford F-350 with two friends when he exchanged insults with Derek Cliffe at a stop light on Main St. in St. Charles.

Police say someone in Mueller’s truck threw a handful of coins at Cliffe’s car. Cliffe’s friend then threw something back.

Authorities say Mueller followed Cliffe on Interstate 70 into Maryland Heights. Cliffe got off the interstate and headed south on the Maryland Heights Expressway. He then made a sudden U-turn.

According to police, Mueller was still following Cliffe and veered his truck left. The truck then crossed the center line and broadsided Cliffe’s car.

Cliffe, 26, was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Mueller and his passengers were not hurt. Police say Mueller’s blood alcohol content was at least 0.152 percent, almost twice the legal limit, when the wreck occurred.

Copyright 2016 KMOV. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly