Gretchen Stahlschmidt, 43, was hit by a vehicle on Clayton Road as she entered the crosswalk, northbound, at Highland Terrace, at 8:51 p.m. on September 2, according to Richmond Heights Police Captain Captain Craig A. Mueller.
She was pronounced dead at Barnes Hospital. Mueller said the incident is under investigation. She was struck by an eastbound 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee as she was walking north.
The driver stayed at the scene and performed CPR on Stahlschmidt, Mueller said. Mueller also said the driver was cooperating with investigators and was not arrested, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Stahlschmidt was a Visitation Academy graduate, according to another source. “Gretchen’s wit and humor will be forever missed,” her obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said.
Visitation will be at Bopp Chapel (10610 Manchester Road) from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7.