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St. Louis County police vehicle involved in collision in north city

ST. LOUIS – Officers from St. Louis city and county and St. Ann converged at a north St. Louis intersection Monday afternoon in response to a collision involving a county police vehicle.

The accident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Carr and N. 9th streets in the Columbus Square neighborhood, just north of America’s Center Convention Complex.

According to Officer Tracy Panus, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were conducting an investigation in north county when they noticed a vehicle believed to be involved in a shooting earlier that morning in St. Louis City – a white Kia Optima.

County police attempted to pull the vehicle over but the driver refused to yield. Police began a pursuit near Chambers and Halls Ferry Road at 12:05 p.m. They lost sight of the car in St. Louis city limits just north of The Dome.

A county police vehicle was canvassing the area when the Optima rammed into it. A 16-year-old male and 18-year-old male were taken into custody. Both were taken to a hospital.

One officer was taken to a local hospital for a minor injury but has since been treated and released.

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons and Bureau of Crimes Against Property are handling the investigation.

Fox 2 News will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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