Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  A St. Louis man now faces charges in connection with a crash in February that left two people dead.

21-year-old Kenneth L. Rodgers faces felony counts of 1st degree involuntary manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition causing the death of a non-passenger and 2nd degree assault.

Prosecutors say Rodgers was at the wheel of a speeding Pontiac that ran a red light and slammed into another car and a Metro Call-A-Ride bus at Natural Bridge and N. Grand on February 18th.

Two backseat passengers in Rodgers’ car died; a third person was badly injured.

Lab tests revealed that Rodgers had enough THC in his system from using marijuana to be legally impaired at the time of the crash.

Following his arrest, Rodgers was also charged with 2nd degree murder and multiple counts of robbery and armed criminal action in connection with the 2011 dead of 23-year-old Bryan Neal.

Two other suspects in that case have pleaded guilty and have been sent to prison.


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