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Woman killed when van crashed into north St. Louis home overnight

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Emergency crews in the 5900 block of Goodfellow after a fatal crash Tuesday night (Credit: KMOV) Emergency crews in the 5900 block of Goodfellow after a fatal crash Tuesday night (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A 33-year-old woman was killed when the van she was driving crashed into a north St. Louis home late Tuesday night.

Police told News 4 the 2000 Ford Windstar was traveling at high rate of speed when it sideswiped a sedan as it attempted to make a left turn from the 5900 block of Goodfellow onto West Florissant around 11:15 p.m. After sideswiping the car, the van slid out of control, struck a curb and ran over a fence before hitting the house.

After hitting the house, witnesses told News 4 the vehicle started smoking and began to catch fire. Following the crash, several people went to the driver’s aid, helping to gather water and put the fire out. They then tried to tip the van back over to help the driver but were unable to do so.

“The other guy that ran from the bus stop, he was a full-fledged hero,” said Darren, who witnessed the crash. “He was coaching me. He was just like ‘get water, get water.’ I was just helping. We ran like three buckets over there. The fire stopped. I was trying to keep up and listen. It was like I was expecting a boom but I was trying to prevent it.”

The two people inside the sedan remained on the scene for a short time before leaving, according to police.

The home’s occupant was evacuated so crews could determine if it was safe to stay in. Fire department officials said there was damage to the home’s foundation.

The driver of the van, identified as Tranico Johnson of the 800 block of Riverview, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one inside the home was injured.

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