Weekend of September 28, 2012 was Unusually Deadly on Franklin County Roadways

The weekend of September 28, 2012 was unusually deadly on Franklin County roadways. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers are saying that a crash that happened on the early morning of September 29, 2012 on Highway 100 near route MM took the life of 22-year-old Richard Zufall of Gray Summit. Zufell was headed westbound on Highway 100 when his pick-up left the road, struck a tree, and overturned. Troopers say that victim’s seatbelt broke open in the crash, throwing Zufall from the wreckage.
On the evening of September 28th, 32-year-old Amy Erbes of St. Clair died when the all terrain vehicle she was a passenger in, traveled off Elmwood Church Road and slammed into a tree. Erbes was transported to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur where she died during the afternoon of September 30th. Troopers say that she was not using a safety device at the time of the accident.
Another accident occurred just after midnight on the morning of Sunday September 30th, 29-year-old Banjamin Cochran of Pacific was killed when his vehicle left westbound Bend Road at Breen Rivers Trail and collided with a tree. Cochran was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not have his seatbelt on at the time.