ST. LOUIS – Two people were killed after an SUV collided with a roadside service vehicle in north St. Louis Friday morning. Emergency crews responded to the 9400 block of Riverview Avenue around 9:35 a.m.
Metropolitan St. Louis police say that the SUV was traveling south when it crossed the center median and struck the other vehicle head-on, which had been traveling north. The driver of the truck belonging to M&R Roadside Service and Repair and the female passenger of the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was rushed to a hospital in critical/unstable condition.
There were also six children in the SUV, three boys and three girls, ages ranging from 6 months to 11 years old. They were rushed to the hospital in serious/stable condition.
The 6-month-old and 1-year old were buckled in car seats. Police say it’s not yet known if the other children were wearing seatbelts.
Investigators say that surveillance video shows that the SUV was speeding. Police wouldn’t say how they got the video, only that it was from an individual not involved in the accident.
Lt. Lauer says this area of Riverview Drive has seen a number of fatal accidents and officers see drivers speed along the road almost every day.
The names of the victims have not been released. The company that had the truck involved in the accident, M&R Roadside Service and Repair, declined to comment.
***UPDATE on Fatal Accident on Riverview***
This was a two-vehicle accident. Two adult victims have been pronounced deceased at the scene. Multiple others were transported. @STLFireDept, EMS, and #AccidentReconstruction are on the scene.
Riverview remains closed.
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) October 26, 2018
#EMS Paramedic Supervisor – 704 reports: Two fatalities. One adult transported urgently in critical condition. Six children transported urgently; including two children in unsecured car seats. #STLCity
— St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) October 26, 2018