ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One person is dead and three others injured after a stolen vehicle crashed in the Gravois Park neighborhood in south St. Louis.
The accident occurred at the corner of Ohio Avenue and Winnebago Street.
According to police, a silver sedan was traveling north on Ohio at a high rate of speed when it struck a white SUV, careened off the road and smashed into a vacant building before coming to a stop on top of a fire hydrant.
The silver sedan had been reported stolen in a strong-armed robbery shortly before the crash, police said.
One of the passengers in the stolen vehicle was killed in the crash. The other two people in the were taken into custody.
The driver of the of the SUV was also hurt.
The fire hydrant gushed for most of the night. The commissioner of the City of St. Louis’ Water Division said crews left the water running so residents in the Gravois Park neighborhood would still have service Tuesday morning.
Crews responded shortly before 7 a.m. to partially shut off the hydrant. They said neighbors may lose water pressure. Officials said crews would be out later to dig and make repairs. Neighbors should expect to lose water service for six to seven hours throughout the day.
They hope to restore service in full by Tuesday evening.