2 pedestrians hit by cars, killed in St. Louis County Monday night, Tuesday morning

Published: Oct. 11, 2022 at 10:31 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 11, 2022 at 10:43 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Two women and one man were hit by cars in three separate accidents in St. Louis County on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The first accident happened just before 7:30 p.m. Monday. A woman was hit by a car at the intersection of Jennings Station Road and Florence Place. Police tell News 4 that the driver of the car stayed at the scene and tried to issue first aid to the victim until paramedics arrived. Initially, St. Louis County Police said the woman died from her injuries after being transported to the hospital. As of Tuesday evening, they issued a correction saying the woman suffered life-threatening injuries but is still alive and receiving treatment.

About an hour later, a woman from Maryland Heights was hit by a car on Woodson Road near Tennyson Road in Overland. A 2018 Mercedes-Benz went off the right side of the road, hit three parked cars and then stuck 34-year-old Kristin Freebersyser. The Mercedes then hit a road sign, returned to the roadway and hit another parked car. All of the parked cars were unoccupied. Freebersyser was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes suffered minor injuries.

Around 2:50 a.m., a man was hit by a car at the intersection of St. Charles Rock Road and Normandy Avenue. The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The driver fled the scene. Police later identified the man as Marquist Murray, 38, of St. Louis. Police released photos of the wanted car: a white 2000-2006 GMC Yukon with front driver-side damage.

WANTED: Police search for a car in a deadly hit-and-run.
WANTED: Police search for a car in a deadly hit-and-run.(St. Louis County Police Department)

News 4 spoke with those inside George’s Diner in Overland about that incident.

“We walked in and we could tell that something happened because our pictures were off the wall,” said Tamie Hunter, who is a server and cook at the diner. “Our building got hit from it and the lady was laid out dead right there. So, it was sad.”

It was even more somber for Hunter, when she discovered the woman, Freebersyser, was her daughter’s friend from high school.

“She was in shock that this happened, and it’s really sad that somebody had to lose their life,” said Hunter.

Missouri State Highway Patrol have taken over the investigation of this incident, but they have not released any additional information about the crash. They do tell News 4 the man involved has been taken into custody and are planning on issuing charges.

“Driving is for the street not on the sidewalk. I mean this guy drove on the sidewalk. And, I don’t know why he did it, but he was driving way too fast and he took an innocent girl’s life,” said Hunter.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tells News 4 they are still waiting on and reviewing evidence.

Anyone with information on any of the accidents is asked to call 636-529-8210. Anyone who calls CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477 is eligible for a reward.