Fatal I-55 crash investigated as homicide, police say; victim ID - KMOV.com

Fatal I-55 crash investigated as homicide, police say; victim ID'd

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 60-year-old St. Louis man was killed when the driver of a vehicle he was riding in allegedly got into an argument with another passenger, resulting in a crash, police said.

That accident happened around 3:15 Thursday afternoon. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported the 60-year-old passenger, later identified as Larry Wilson, of the 3400 block of Juniata, died at the scene. In total, five people were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident, two of the five were not injured.

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A 31-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle and a 50-year-old passenger are listed in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. The driver's 55-year-old boyfriend also sustained injuries in the crash. Their identities have not been released by police.

During the police investigation, authorities determined that prior to the collision, the driver was fighting with her boyfriend, who was seated in the passenger seat. During the argument, the driver threatened to crash the vehicle and proceeded to drive into the center median.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of suspected cocaine and marijuana at the time of the accident.

The Homicide Unit is partnering with The Traffic Safety Division for a joint investigation.

Traffic was backed up in both directions while crews investigated the accident. 

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