Police Investigate Possible Street Racing Crash

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - An overnight wreck along Interstate 70 in north St. Louis left three people injured.  Police are investigating to see if reports of racing in the area played a role in the crash.

Evidence of the crash could be seen Monday morning at I-70 and Grand. That's where a car ran into a guard rail. The crashed happened just before midnight in the westbound lanes of I-70. 

The area was shut down for around 40 minutes while authorities investigated the wreck. Investigators say a car with two women and a man inside first hit the center median. It then apparently crossed four lanes of traffic, hit the guard rail and rolled over.

Police say the two passengers, a woman and a man, were both thrown from the car ans wound up on a grassy hill.  Authorities believe the woman was thrown nearly 100 feet.  The female driver of the car was not ejected.

The victims are said to be seriously hurt but none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.  Investigators say the driver told them she was cut off by another car. But police tell us they had reports of several cars racing in the area right before the crash.

At this point, investigators can't  say for sure that the Grand Am was racing when it crashed but that is something they are certainly looking into.