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Three Dead, One Critically Hurt In “Horrific” Chase-Ending Crash

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Updated @ 4:00 p.m.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  Police have released the names of two men and a woman who died Thursday morning during a police chase.

All three were from St. Louis. Lamont Cross(22), Gregory Franklin(23), and Dasha Rhodes(20) were in a car that slammed into four concrete planters on the south end of the new Grand Avenue overpass.

An unidentified 21-year old man remains hospitalized.  He is listed in critical/stable condition.

St. Louis police say at this time they do not anticipate charges to be filed against the survivor and they have received no indication that the car was stolen.

Police Captain Michael Sack says it all began late Wednesday night when they received several reports of occupants in that car firing shots in south St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Two men and a woman are dead and another man is in critical condition after a horrific accident that ended an early morning police chase.

The Maxima carrying the four split in half, when it hit four concrete planters on the south end of the new Grand Avenue overpass. All the victims are in their early 20’s. Their names have not been released.

Police Captain Michael Sack says it started late Wednesday night.

“At about 11 o’clock last night district officers received about half-a-dozen radio calls for shots fired in the 2300 block of Minnesota. About two hours later they received more than a dozen calls for shots fired in the 2500 block of Minnesota. In one of those incidents a home was shot while the residents were inside the building.”

Sack says officers spotted the suspect vehicle at Shenandoah and California at about 2:45 a.m., and saw one occupant with a weapon.

Officers chased the suspect north on Grand. When the Maxima crossed Chouteau at a high rate of speed the driver lost control and the car slammed into the planters along the southbound lanes, “The entire front of the vehicle was tore and is probably 50, 60 yards further north up Grand Avenue. There are pieces of the vehicle debris spread over a very large area along the side of the roadway as well as along the pavement.”

Officers did recover one weapon from along the chase route. They’re looking for any other weapons that may have been thrown out of the car during the pursuit.

No officers were injured.

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