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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – One person was killed and another injured when a car hit a tree along Riverview Boulevard at North Broadway in North St. Louis at around 12:30 am today. A passerby rushed to help the victims.

“I went over there to try to see if they were all right. The car was kinda on fire, so I pulled them out of the car. He was kind of groaning, but she was unresponsive. I tried to do CPR until the police got here,” said Eddie White.

According to the initial police investigation, the driver lost control of the wheel while driving at a high speed down Riverview. He entered the grassy center median and struck the tree.

The passenger in the car died. The driver was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.