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Man To Be Sentenced for Role in 2011 Fatal Car Crash

Patrick Walsh was was driving about 100 mph in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into a Chevy Tahoe on Interstate 270, near West Florissant Road, in 2011.

Patrick Walsh, the drunk driver responsible for a car crash that killed two people in September 2011, will be sentenced in a St. Louis County courtroom this morning. 

Walsh, according to reports, was was driving a truck about 100 mph and had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into a Chevy Tahoe on Interstate 270, near West Florissant Road. 

The Tahoe flipped over several times, ejecting Michael R. McLemore, of O’Fallon, and Steve Brueggen, of Florissant, from the truck. Both were killed.

Walsh and the other occupants in the Tahoe had minor injuries.

Walsh was charged, and later pleaded guilty, to two counts of manslaughter while operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of .18 percent or greater and five counts of assault.

 

Editor's Note: The author of this story mistakenly identified Walsh as a resident of St. Charles, when he is actually a resident of Florissant. Patch regrets this error.

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