Police: Suspect hit by car, killed while fleeing officers on I-70 in North City
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A man was killed after bailing from a stolen vehicle and trying to cross I-70 early Sunday morning.
Police tell News 4 the accident happened on eastbound I-70 near Carrie just after 1:30 a.m. An officer on patrol in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood spotted an orange Ford Escape traveling north on Union and ran a license plate check on the car because an orange Escape had been taken in a carjacking on Tuesday. After checking the plate, the officer determined it was the car taken in the carjacking.
The officer then initiated a pursuit of the Escape a second officer responded to help. The Escape went north on Union, then got onto eastbound I-70 before it exited at Carrie and got into an accident with another car. Both suspects then got out of the Escape and ran onto the highway; both officers chased after them on foot.
One of the suspects, Martine Shadwick, 18, was hit by a Nissan Sentra going east on I-70; he was pronounced dead at the scene. The second suspect, also 18, made it across the highway onto N. Broadway, where one of the officers tased him and took him into custody.
The other victims in the accident were treated for their injuries.
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