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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at Natural Bridge and Fair in north St. Louis.

Police tell Fox 2 that the accident is the result of a stolen pickup stolen from Hazelwood spotted in north city near the Grand Watertower.  The pickup failed to yield for a traffic stop and took off a high rate of speed.  Officers followed the pickup for short time but broke off.  Officers a short time later were advised of a serious accident at Natural Bridge and Fair involving the stolen vehicle.

The stolen pickup had 4 passengers, one juvenile and 3 adults.  All were transported to the hospital for treatment.  The adult driver of the vehicle struck died at the scene of the accident.

Police say they recovered a firearm from the stolen vehicle.

Accident reconstruction is conducting an investigation.

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