ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 1:37 p.m.) Two children are hospitalized in critical condition after an accident outside St. Louis Lambert International Airport that stemmed from a police chase.
The two boys, ages 9 and 5, are in critical-unstable and critical-stable condition, respectively.
KMOX’s Kevin Killeen reports that Normandy police picked up a license plate earlier today of a car that had been carjacked at gunpoint in St. Louis city in the early morning hours.
Police chased the car to the St. Louis airport, where the suspect vehicle T-boned the car the children were passengers in as it was leaving the airport.
County Police Sgt. Shawn McGuire says part of the investigation will focus on whether it was appropriate to continue the pursuit in front of the busy airport.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
A multi-vehicle accident closed traffic in both directions in front of the Southwest Airlines Terminal 2 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
The crash involved a vehicle being pursued by police, when it exited Interstate 70 and collided with another vehicle on Lambert International Boulevard.
Five people from the two vehicles have been transported to the hospital with injuries, the airport reports.
After the crash, three juveniles in the stolen car were taken into custody.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting with the on-going investigation, and airport police are working to resolve traffic issues around the accident scene.
The easiest way to access Terminal 2 for all motorists is Exit 238A off of I-70. Police will route all vehicles to the lower roadway until lanes are re-opened on Lambert International Blvd, the airport says.
Those heading to the airport should be able to access Terminal 1 without issue. People can also park by Terminal 1 and take MetroLink back to Terminal 2.
The airport says those with flights or with plans to pick up passengers over the next two hours should allow for extra time to deal with increased traffic and detours.