Two killed after driver runs red light, causes three-car collision


Posted on February 18, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 20 at 5:07 PM

(KMOV)— Two victims have died after a multiple vehicle accident involving a Metro Call-a-Ride bus happened in north St. Louis Saturday afternoon.

Police are investigating after 21-year-old Morion Robinson and 19-year-old Daionsha Scott died when riding in a vehicle that ran a red light, causing a three car collision.

According to reports, A Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling westbound on Natural Bridge Road at a high rate of speed around 1p.m.

 Police say surveillance video from a convenience store on the corner shows the driver, a 21-year-old black male, running the red light at the intersection of Grand and Natural Bridge striking a Metro Call-a-Ride bus that was traveling southbound on Grand.

A third car, a white Volvo, was traveling northbound on Grand when it struck the Grand Prix. The bus and the Volvo had green lights at the time of the impact said St. Louis Police Lt. Carlos Ross.

Authorities say the suspect’s vehicle had three other passengers; Robinson was the right rear passenger and Scott was the left. One other passenger, a 21-year-old female remains in critical condition. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 40-year-old Metro Call-A-Ride bus driver suffered minor injured but refused medical treatment. No passengers were on board at the time of the collision.

Metro issued this statement on Saturday afternoon, "A Metro Call-A-Ride van was struck by a passenger vehicle this afternoon at Grand and Natural Bridge. We are grateful there were no passengers on the Call-A-Ride van at the time. It appears that our Metro Call-A-Ride operator did not sustain any serious injuries."

The driver of the Volvo, a 51-year-old female was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

Police took the driver of the Grand Prix into custody after he was treated and released from the hospital. No formal charges have been filed at this time.

The names of the drivers and other passengers have not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.