St. Peters Girl, 17, Dies Days After Maryland Heights Car Crash

St. Charles man in custody for his part in the accident.

The 17-year-old girl that was has been announced dead.

Natasha Galenski, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, died shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday while at Creve Coeur's Mercy Medical Center.

John Recklein, 22, of St. Charles, was arrested for his role in the crash, which happened Tuesday on Highway 364. 

Recklein, who was seriously injured in the accident as well, is being charged with voluntary manslaughter, second-degree felony assault and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, STLToday.com reports. 

Galenski was a passenger in Recklein's car.

Jared T. Nevenner, 23, of Caseyville, also died in the crash. 

According to the accident report, Recklein was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Venture with three passengers when his car struck the left rear of another car. Recklein's car overturned several times, ejecting Recklein in the process, befor ecoming to a rest on its top. 

jamiealex June 06, 2012 at 04:02 PM
What happened to the third passenger that was in the car with them? it said recklein was driving, and had THREE other passengers riding along with him. It states 2 of the passengers died, and the driver was seriously injured, but says nothing about the third PASSENGER that was supposed to be in the vehicle with them? If anyone knows what happened please let the rest of us know
Michelle Smith June 06, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Jarred Nevenner was a cousin he died. Nick Recklein a minor was injured and the brother of the driver. Driver is JP Recklein 22 married with 2 kids out drinking and driving. And Natasha was the girlfriend of Nick Recklein. Soooooo. the driver John Paul killed his brothers girlfriend, and cousin. The entire thing is so sad. Danny the brother Jarred was on facebook asking for a name of a GOOD lawyer.Most of this clan is on facebook.. The mother of the Killer is Peggy Crowder... check her posts on facebook too....
peggy crowder September 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM
About the only true information you have posted. Is yes i am john & nicholas's mother. If you don't have the real facts or know what your talking about please label your posts as your opinion.


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