Police: Fleeing car causes fatal crash in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One person is dead and three others, including an infant, are injured after a car that fled a traffic stop crashed into an SUV in north St. Louis.
The accident happened around 11 a.m. Thursday near Fairgrounds Park. Police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an officer tried to stop a black convertible that ran several stop signs and traffic lights. The convertible didn’t stop. Police say the officer turned off his lights and didn’t initiate a chase.
Minutes later, the convertible struck a Chevrolet Equinox. The man driving the Equinox was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the convertible ran but was soon captured. Two adults and a 7-month-old child who were in the convertible are hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
Names have not been released.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com