(KMOV) -- A St. Louis man has been charged after a car accident that left a woman dead and two children injured.
Marcus Anderson, 25, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest by fleeing.
Police say that Anderson fled from Hillsdale police into St. Louis in his vehicle. His vehicle then hit another vehicle. Police say Anderson took off from the scene of the crash on foot. Police caught him in the 3200 block of South Compton.
The incident began with a report of a theft from the Dollar General store in the 7400 block of North Lindbergh around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Hazelwood police say that Anderson took off with two bottles of Downy fabric softener and two bottles of liquid Tide.
An officer later spotted a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the theft at the Dollar General and attempted to stop it as it entered eastbound Interstate 270 at Lindbergh. Police say the vehicle sped off.
Authorities say the officer was directed by a supervisor to cancel the attempted stop. As the officer exited I-270 at North Hanley Road he found the vehicle had crashed into a traffic light. The car caught fire when it hit the traffic light. An ambulance witnessed the crash and a paramedic jumped out with a fire extinguisher to help put out the fire.
Anderson, Lashonda White, two children, were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The children, ages three and four, were sent to Children's Hospital where they were listed in stable condition. White, 35, was hospitalized in critical condition and later died from her injuries.
Police say that Anderson and White are the parents of the two children. Authorities also say that both Anderson and White had been arrested previously.
Anderson is being held on a $50,000 bond, $10,000 of which is cash-only.