Police chief in critical condition following crash

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A St. Francois County police chief remains in critical condition at a St. Louis hospital after a weather-related crash.

According to the Leadwood mayor, Chief Jerry Hicks was driving his patrol car on Highway 8 during Tuesday's terrible weather. Hicks' car hit black ice near a bridge, slid off the road and hit at tree.

Earlier Thursday evening a prayer vigil was held for the chief.

This Sunday, officers plan to pump gas for tips at the Leadwood BP gas station to raise money for the Hicks family.

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