ST. LOUIS — Investigators have released new information about a Friday night crash that killed four people and left three youths in critical condition in west St. Louis on Friday night.
The accident happened around 9:10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Pendelton Avenue near the Central West End and Vandeventer neighborhoods.
Before the accident, police were trying to track a driver in a Jeep Cherokee that was stolen in Herculaneum, Missouri last month. The vehicle was wanted in connection with crimes from multiple jurisdictions.
Police say the driver of the stolen vehicle was traveling east on Delmar when it struck a Kia Sedona with six passengers. This car had been going north on Sarah Street. Both cars went off the road on the north side of Delmar.
The driver of the stolen jeep then rammed a Dodge Ram pickup parked at the curb. The suspect exited the car and walked away from the scene, leaving two 17-year-old boys behind. Police say one of the teenagers was taken to hospital with a possible broken wrist after officers found firearms and suspected drugs on him. The other teenager was arrested and handed over to juvenile court.
The driver of the Kia was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Two men and another woman from the same car were found dead at the scene. The other three passengers are teenagers and are all in critical condition at a local hospital.
Police said a further investigation found the Jeep Cherokee was involved in a minor crash involving an Infinity SUV prior to the fatal accident. Police say one of the teenage passengers fired a shot into the SUV during the crash.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is conducting the accident investigation. We will update as more information becomes available.
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