Drunk Driver Strikes Two, Kills One On Poplar Street Bridge
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) -Charges are pending against an illegal alien driver who police say struck and killed a pedestrian on the Poplar Street Bridge early Sunday morning.
The victim, 26 year old Daunte Simmons of St. Louis died later at a hospital and 27-year-old Elvira Secic of St. Louis was critically injured.
Police report Brandon Oggun Garcia from Florissant struck a St. Louis Police patrol car downtown about 3:30 a.m. and fled onto the bridge.
After hitting the couple, Garcia was stopped by Illinois State Police, and found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit.
Garcia also admitted to police he is in the country illegally. He remains in custody at the St. Clair County Jail.