ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Details are starting to come in about a police chase that ended in a fatal crash in north St. Louis. Two people are dead and a third is suffering from severe burns after it appears their car caught on fire after a crash.
St. Louis County Police say that they were involved in a chase involving a vehicle to St. Louis City. The St. Louis Fire Department says that two people are dead after a vehicle crash in the 1000 block of Riverview near Edna. A third victim is suffering from severe burns and has been taken to the hospital.
St. Louis Police say that the investigation into the suspects involved in the crash started on Monday July 18th. Officers saw four suspects displaying handguns in a car on live video streaming on social media.
It is not clear if there was a crime identified in the video. But, the department was concerned enough about the content of the video that they sent out an alert about a "safety situation" to other officers. The suspects, and their vehicle, were identified in the bulletin.
Officer Shawn McGuire says that officers spotted the vehicle at 2:20pm Thursday and tried to pull it over at 2:50pm. Police say two of the four suspects were in the car. They were involved in the police chase that ended with a head-on crash into two other vehicles. St. Louis City is handling the accident investigation.
Police are still looking for two of the people identified in the video on social media. The license plates on the suspect's vehicle are from Georgia. It is not clear if the vehicle is stolen.
We are still waiting on the identities of the victims.
No police officers were injured during the crash. Accident Reconstruction has been requested to the scene.
Images of the scene from SkyFOX Helicopter: