• Teen charged with Greenville woman’s death in car accident

    by  • April 11, 2013 • News

    A St. Louis County teenager is facing murder charges for allegedly fleeing police and causing the crash that killed an 87-year-old Greenville, Illinois woman.

    William Joseph Gallagher, 18, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and other charges. Police say Gallagher was in St. Louis with other young people in a stolen 1997 Honda Accord Tuesday when police asked him to get out. Instead, he drove away.

    A short time later the Honda struck a car. A passenger in that car, Virginia Bedrosian of Greenville, was killed and two others in the car were hospitalized. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

    Police say the Honda hit two other parked cars before Gallagher took off running. he was later caught and arrested.