St. Louis police investigating fatal accident in North City

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ST. LOUIS – Just before 4:30 p.m. a fatal accident happened at the intersection of Page Blvd. and Prairie Avenue in North St. Louis.

Police say the accident involved 2 vehicles with one fatality and 3 injured.

Prior to the accident St. Louis police said two SWAT units were in pursuit of a red vehicle being driven by a female who was witnessed being part of a drug deal.  A commander from the department also said in a press briefing that both units terminated their pursuit when conditions became too dangerous and posed a threat to the public.

The female driving a white SUV died at the scene, a female passenger in that vehicle sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.  While the suspect and another woman in the red vehicle suffered minor injuries, with one being transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police tell Fox 2/News 11 that driver of the suspect vehicle was taken into custody.

An investigation is being conducted by accident reconstruction.

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