Police investigating fatal accident in Affton Tuesday


A 15-year-old was killed after a single-vehicle accident in Affton Tuesday.

At approximately 8:33 p.m. July 27, officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded to a call for service for an accident near the intersection of Gravois Road and Winternight Lane. Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle.

A preliminary investigation showed that the 2002 Saturn SL was traveling west on Gravois Road near Winternight Lane at a high rate of speed before losing control and striking a utility pole.

A 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and two additional passengers were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes against Persons and Accident Reconstruction team.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the police department at 636-529-8210 to speak with investigators.

To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident.​