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Patrol: 3 killed, 4 injured in I-270 crash near St. Louis

November 29, 2021 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three people died and four more were injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 outside St. Louis, officials said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate when a speeding Lexus went out of control and sideswiped another car before hitting a sport utility vehicle. The Lexus then went off the road, rolled and hit a fence.

The driver of the Lexus, 24-year-old Kenrick Smalling, was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said. Two passengers in the Lexus — 24-year-old Dion Martin and 21-year-old Aliyah Tatum — were rushed to a hospital where they died of their injuries.

Four other people were injured in the crash, including a 7-year-old girl, officials said.