ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A police chase involving two suspected carjackers leads to an accident at Manchester Road and Highway 270 this morning.
The chase involved a red Dodge Charger, reported stolen Wednesday night by two armed black males who were reportedly involved in a car-jacking incident Wednesday, in Berkley.
The Charger and the other vehicle, a red Dodge Challenger, were pursued by police until the chase was terminated when one car struck a police vehicle. It happened about 7:30 this morning.
The Charger was stopped after sliding into a grassy area near 270. Another car was damaged in the crash, but it was not involved the chase.
Des Peres Police Capt. Sean Quinn explains what led up to a police chase.
“We believe it was reported in an armed robbery in Berkley, where the vehicle was taken at gunpoint. Rock Hill is where it was seen, it attempted to stop there, got involved in an accident in Des Peres with the vehicles that you see here. No injuries that we know of, no reported injuries, this is a civilian vehicle,” he says.
Police say after the crash, a suspect jumped into the second car and drove away.
Quinn says the suspects escaped in a car that was carjacked in Brentwood. They were last seen going southbound on 270.