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Gas station canopy collapses as storms move through St. Louis area

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Storms caused a gas station canopy to collapse onto cars Monday near the intersection of St. Louis Ave and Vandeventer in North City. Credit: KMOV Storms caused a gas station canopy to collapse onto cars Monday near the intersection of St. Louis Ave and Vandeventer in North City. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A gas station canopy collapsed onto cars in north St. Louis as storms moved through Monday evening.

The canopy collapsed near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Vandeventer. Firefighters said two victims were taken to a hospital. One victim was a pedestrian on the street, the other was inside a car at the gas station.

The driver of a truck that was one of two vehicles stuck under the canopy said a 28-year-old woman was sitting in the backseat when the glass shattered out of the back window and that's when she was injured. She was one of the people taken to the hospital.

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, a crane lifted the canopy so the cars that were underneath it could be driven home. Some of the cars' windows were shattered when the canopy collapsed.

News 4 has also received reports of flooding along Grand in St. Louis City and reports of quarter-sized to golf ball-sized hail in parts of the area.

Firefighters said wires and trees are down in parts of north St. Louis.

Parts of South Grand were also flooded as the storm moved through the area.

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