SLMPD: 1 person dies after crash involving vehicle fleeing from police

Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 3:58 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- One person is dead after a crash that involved a vehicle fleeing from Anti-Crime Task Force detectives in North City, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near Theodosia and Arlington in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. Authorities tell News 4 that officers spotted a stolen 2019 Ford Expedition near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) and Union and made contact with those inside the car near Goodfellow and Clemens, where it went over spike strips. The Expedition then went north on Goodfellow and east on Page at a high rate speed.

Police were several blocks behind the Expedition as it went north on Arlington. It sideswiped a white Nissan Murano on Arlington near MLK and its front right wheel became dislodged before it hit an electronic traffic box at Arlington and MLK. The Expedition kept going; it swerved out of control and hit the back of a parked Ford Excursion before it came to a rest on the west side of Arlington.

The driver of the Expedition fled. An 18-year-old passenger inside the Expedition was taken into custody and to a hospital with minor injuries. Lemont Lang, 29, of North County, who was also inside the Expedition, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Excursion was taken to a hospital.