ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Monday afternoon following a crash that claimed the lives of three people.
The accident occurred on I-70 at US-61, just west of Highway A. A vehicle flipped over multiple times, slammed into the median, and caught fire.
Traffic was diverted to Highway A for investigators and first responders, as an accident reconstruction unit was called to the scene.
One person was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Police in Troy, Missouri confirmed they were involved in a pursuit with the vehicle prior to the crash. Late Monday night, Police said the Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted a traffic stop for a vehicle heading southbound on 61, with speeds that exceeded 130 miles per hour. When the patrol terminated its pursuit, a Troy officer picked it up into St. Charles County.
Authorities would not identify any of those in the vehicle late Monday night.