Patch has obtained a copy of the Creve Coeur Police report filed following the single-car May 20 accident on Sackston Woods that killed local real estate agent Sheila Weaver.
Police have confirmed that their investigation is complete and that no charges have been filed.
The report sheds some new light on the nature of the crash. According to the documents, Weaver and her companion, 91 year-old Marvin Gelber, were returning from Gelber's Golden Eagle, IL ranch to the home they shared on Sackston Woods.
With Gelber driving, Weaver got out of the car at the foot of the driveway to get the mail and did not refasten her seatbelt when she returned. As Gelber turned into the driveway, he later told an investigator that "his foot got stuck on the accelerator perhaps since he had on heavy boots," according to the report.
The car traveled an estimated 489 feet at that point, over a berm and through several trees before ending up on the passenger side, ending at a speed of almost 53 mph.
Gelber was found suspended by his seatbelt while Weaver was up against the windshield, complaining of abdomen and back pain. She was transported to for reported collapsed lungs and a lacerated liver, and was pronounced dead later that evening.
The report written the day of the accident said "apparently the accident occurred when Driver 1 was inattentive causing him to drive off the pavement (driveway) to the right."
A later analysis of the crash found " there is no evidence available to show that a medical condition exised which caused Driver 1 to drive off of his driveway and momentarily "black out."
The same report said Gelber said "he did not have any medical conditions that cased him to drive off the roadway, but rather he just made a mistake."