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Surveillance footage reveals moments earlier than officer, different driver killed in Bellefontaine Neighbors crash

Surveillance footage shows moments before officer, other driver killed in Bellefontaine Neighbors crash

2021-12-03 05:53:03

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS (KMOV.com) — St. Louis County Police Officer Antonio Valentine died from a crash Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Kenneth Gregory stated in a press convention.

Antonio Valentine died Wednesday after a crash in Bellefontaine Neighbors.

Valentine and one other officer have been rushed to the hospital after the crash Wednesday round 2:30 p.m. at Crete and Chambers. St. Louis County police stated a civilian concerned within the crash died after being taken to the hospital. The opposite officer concerned within the crash was handled at a hospital then launched, Gregory stated. 

Valentine, 42, had labored for the St. Louis County Police Division since 2007. He was just lately assigned to the Bureau of Drug Enforcement.

Valentine had 4 kids ages 10-22. 

“What I ask of you all now could be grieve with us, help us, help the household for all they are going via,” Chief Gregory stated. 

One officer and a civilian died after a crash in Bellefontaine Neighbors.

Valentine served within the U.S. Military, Nationwide Guard and Air Power. He served in lively fight in Iraq and Kyrgyzstan. 

“The neighborhood misplaced a very good soul at the moment and one thing simply tragic and mindless,” Sam Durbin, a former Air Power colleague of Valentine’s, stated. “He knew on daily basis he put that uniform on that one thing like that might occur and sadly at the moment was that day.”

Antonio Valentine, who was killed within the line of obligation Wednesday, retired from the Air Power and labored with the St. Louis County Police Division since 2007.

Preliminary investigation revealed that drug unit detectives have been trying to cease a black Volkswagen Jetta when the driving force of that car sped up on Chambers Street, police stated. Valentine and one other detective responded to the world from the wrong way the suspect’s automobile was going.

The motive force, 33-year-old Alfred Mayes, continued dashing, police stated, when the automobile crashed with Valentine’s car on the intersection of Crete Drive and Chambers Street. Mayes was taken to the hospital the place he later died.

Data present Mayes had a violent felony file with convictions for tried theft and home assault, in addition to a pending case for drug possession. 

Alfred Mayes

Alfred Mayes was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash that concerned St. Louis County Police Officers. 

First responders tried lifesaving procedures on Officer Valentine on the scene. The officer was later pronounced lifeless at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 

Two officers and one different particular person have been taken to the hospital after the crash occurred Wednesday afternoon.

A witness described the sounds he heard to Information 4 after the crash.

“Much like fireworks on the 4th of July,” the witness stated. “This was actual loud.”

BackStoppers introduced on Twitter that they are going to be helping Officer Valentine’s household. The group gives monetary help to households of fallen first responders. 

Valentine had kids, Backstoppers stated in a press release. 

“Our hearts are heavy as we face one other tragedy in our neighborhood,” Chief Ron Battelle, BackStoppers Government Director, stated within the assertion. “Officer Antonio Valentine was a devoted public servant and a courageous officer. We’ll honor his legacy. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the household of Officer Valentine.” 

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