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Police: Suspect involved with multi-vehicle accident after police pursuit

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Multiple people are injured, including a suspect, following a multi-vehicle accident Friday night. 

Among those injured were two children, ages 5 and 10. 

St. Charles County Police said after 9:00 p.m., an officer was almost struck by an opposite-traveling vehicle. The near crash occurred on Veterans Memorial Parkway, near Bryan Road. Police said the suspect vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, crossed the center line of the road, and drove into the oncoming traffic lane. 

The officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, but police said the suspect sped away westbound on Bryan Road. A supervisor told the pursuing officer to terminate the chase. 

St. Charles County Police said the officer came upon the scene of a three-vehicle accident, which involved the suspect. The accident occurred at the intersection of Bryan Road and Osage Meadows Drive. 

Five victims and the suspect, 27 year-old Keith Wigger, sustained injuries.

Naomi Hamilton, 33, was injured and the lone passenger in her 2016 BMW 3291. Her injuries are listed as moderate. 

Michelle Staed, 40, and Sandra Sovar, 55, were also injured while riding in the same vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Sienna. The 5 year-old, Courtney Sovar, and the 10 year-old, Logan Staed, both sustained minor and moderate injuries, respectively. 

Michelle Staed, however, suffered serious injuries. All were transported to the hospital. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wigger struck the back of Hamilton's vehicle, running her off the road and into a wooden fence. Wigger then crossed over the roadway and struck Michelle Staed and Sandra Sovar's vehicle head-on. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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