Missouri man charged in deadly wreck - KMOV.com

Missouri man charged in deadly wreck

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri man is accused in southwestern Illinois of drunkenly causing the death of a St. Louis man he allegedly hit with his vehicle and knocked off a Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis.

Prosecutors in Illinois' St. Clair County on Tuesday charged 26-year-old Brandon Garcia of Florissant with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

Authorities say that early Sunday, Garcia was fleeing from police when he hit Simmons and another pedestrian, Elvira Secic, as the two walked on the Poplar Street Bridge. Simmons fell to the land below, and Secic was critically injured.

Garcia is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Online court records do not show whether he has an attorney.

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