Photos: 1 dead, 2 hurt after car crushes tree in south St. Louis

Photos: 1 dead, 2 hurt after car crushes tree in south St. Louis

Credit: KMOV

One person was killed and two others hospitalized a car slammed into a tree near the Compton Heights neighborhood in south St. Louis on Thursday.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 6 at 12:23 PM

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(KMOV) – One person was killed and two others hospitalized a car slammed into a tree near the Compton Heights neighborhood in south St. Louis on Thursday.

Authorities say four people were inside the car when it crashed at the intersection of Lafayette and S. Compton just before 9 a.m.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the accident was unclear.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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