1 dead, 2 hurt after car slams into tree near south St. Louis neighborhood

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 6 at 7:41 PM

Compton and Lafayette

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(KMOV) – One person was killed and two others hospitalized after the care they were in struck a tree in the Gate District neighborhood in south St. Louis on Thursday.

Authorities say a vehicle was traveling near the intersection of Lafayette and S. Compton just before 9 a.m. when it ran a stop sign and crashed into a car, which then struck a tree.

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One person in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were taken to the hospital in unknown condition. A fourth person refused treatment.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is handling the investigation.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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