Police identify man killed after car strikes utility pole in north St. Louis

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

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Posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Updated Friday, May 23 at 2:28 PM

1 killed, 1 hospitalized after car crashes into light pole in north St. Louis

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(KMOV.com)- -- Police have released the identity of a man who was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a utility pole Friday morning in north St. Louis.

 

According to police, Aaron Clark, 26, was driving south in the 5400 block of Hall at a high rate of speed when he passed another vehicle. While trying to re-enter the lane, he lost control of his vehicle. Police said the vehicle slid across all the traffic lanes before striking a utility pole off the roadway. 

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Authorities said there were two people trapped in the vehicle who had to be extricated.

Police said Clark was pronounced dead at the scene. A 20-year-old passenger in the car was transported to an area hospital and is listed in critical, unstable condition.

 

No other details were available.

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