Florissant Woman Killed After Losing Control of Car on Icy Roadway

Gwendolyn F. Hopson was killed in a car crash in St. Charles County on Wednesday morning.

A 53-year-old Florissant woman died early Wednesday morning after losing control of her car on an icy patch of Highway 364 in St. Charles County. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gwendolyn F. Hopson, 53, was pronounced dead at 7:03 a.m. after a crash on westbound Highway 364. 

The Highway Patrol report said that Hopson was in the third lane of westbound Highway 364 when she lost control of her 1999 Kia Sportage because of ice on the roadway. The vehicle travelled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. 

Hopson, who wasn't wearing a safety device, was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene by an EMT with St. Charles County Ambulance. 

Accoring to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, paramedics found the woman dead on the road about 30 feet from the vehicle. She appeared to have suffered severe head injuries. 

The crash on Highway 364 is the second this week following Sunday's snow. A St. Peters man was seriously injured after losing control of his car on the icy road late Monday. Nicholas P. Custer, 23, of St. Peters, was heading eastbound on Missouri Route 94 at Highway 364 just before 10 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Custer lost control of his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado on the ice-covered road. He traveled over the cement bridge wall and went airborne, eventually landing in the westbound lanes of 364. 

Chrissy H. March 28, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Oh boy...so sad! It's the LAW, wear that seatbelt! I possibly could have saved her life.
Favour April 09, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Ms. Hopson was a habitual seatbelt user. We don't know what happened this one time...
Favour April 09, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Ms. Hopson was a habitual seatbelt user. We don't know what happened this one time...


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