Police in Hazelwood respond to early morning fatal accident - KMOV.com

Police in Hazelwood respond to early morning fatal accident

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police in Hazelwood are investigating after a fatal accident Wednesday morning.

Around 12:20 a.m., an officer suspected he saw an impaired driver and attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 500 block of Lynn Haven. During the attempted stop, the driver of the suspect vehicle fled from the officer and began driving erratically at a high rate of speed, police said.

Shortly after the suspect vehicle fled the scene, a vehicle matching its description reportedly struck a utility pole in the 700 block of Howdershell.

At the accident scene a 23-year-old woman Tanya Brown was found unresponsive. Emergency crews responded and pronounced the woman dead.

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