Teen driver hits, kills 51-year-old man whom she thought was a mailbox - KMOV.com

Teen driver hits, kills 51-year-old man whom she thought was a mailbox

(KMOV) – Charges are pending against a young woman after her vehicle allegedly struck and killed a St. Charles County man who was working on his mailbox Monday afternoon.

The incident took place in 3700 block of Cappeln Osage Road in St. Charles County.

Police say Gary D. Schuster, 51, was on the side of the road working on a mailbox when an oncoming vehicle struck and killed him.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as a 16-year-old female driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand AM.

According to authorities, the young woman had just finished talking on her cell phone when she struck what she thought was a mailbox. The woman returned to the scene after picking up a passenger.

Schuster was pronounced dead at the scene.

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