ST. LOUIS – A carjacking ended in a fatal accident early Sunday morning.
According to reports, an officer was on patrol in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood and saw an orange Ford Escape traveling north on Union Avenue. Knowing of the carjacking of an orange Ford Escape on Tuesday, November 15, the officer made a U-turn to inspect the SUV’s license plate. The Ford Escape was revealed to be stolen when researched.
Another officer responded to help, as two men then fled from the stolen vehicle and attempted to cross I-70 and Carrie Avenue around 1:36 a.m.
While traveling eastbound on the interstate, one of the suspects was struck by a Nissan Sentra. Police used a taser on the second suspect, who was apprehended on North Broadway. EMS responded to the accident and found the man dead at the scene. A gun was also found in the Ford Escape.
The Force Investigation Unit and Accident Reconstruction are investigating the incident. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.