St. Louis man killed in vehicle accident in South County

The St. Louis County Police Department announced Wednesday that an accident early Tuesday morning in South County resulted in the death of a St. Louis man.

On Tuesday at approximately 1:45 a.m. St. Louis County police arrived at the intersection of Patterson Road and Ringer Road for a call for a vehicle accident. Once the officers arrived they located a vehicle accident where a Jeep Wrangler traveling southbound on Mehl Avenue proceeded through the intersection and left the roadway.

The SUV then struck a fence and tree on the property of a residence in the 5000 block of Patterson Road. The vehicle continued and struck numerous, unoccupied vehicles present on the property.

The driver of the Jeep Wrangler was pronounced deceased on scene.

He has since been positively identified as Eric Ashby, 44 years of age, of the 5500 block of Heintz Road in St. Louis, Missouri 63129.

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