story updated February 7, 2015:

Police identify the deceased as 60-year-old Larry Wilson of St. Louis.

 

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis city police say a murder charge could be filed against a woman who allegedly crashed a car with four passengers inside, including her boyfriend, on purpose.

The lovers had reportedly been arguing.

It happened Thursday on northbound Interstate 55 at Loughborough, causing the highway to be shut down during one of the busiest times of the day.

Police say the 31-year-old driver is in serious condition.

Her 55-year-old boyfriend was not injured.

A backseat passenger, identified only as a 60-year-old man, died in the wreckage.

A 50-year-old woman sitting next to him has serious injuries.

The fifth occupant was not injured.

Police say the driver had cocaine and marijuana on her when the vehicle crashed.

The following is the incident summary of the accident, courtesy of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department:

Incident: Fatal Accident/Homicide
Location: NB I-55 @ Loughborough
Date/Time: 2/05/15 @ 15:15
Driver/Suspect: 31-year old black female (serious/stable)
Passenger/Victim #1: 60-year old black male (deceased)
Passenger/Victim #2: 50-year old black female (serious/stable)
Passenger/Victim #3: 55-year old black male
Passenger/Victim #4: 45-year old black male
Officers responded to the above location for a one-vehicle accident in which the vehicle had struck the center median while traveling northbound on I-55 and overturned. The Driver/Suspect was conveyed to a hospital and listed in serious/stable condition. Passenger/Victim #1 was conveyed to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Passenger/Victim #2 was conveyed to a hospital and listed in serious/stable condition. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that prior to the collision, the Driver/Suspect was arguing with Passenger/Victim #3, her boyfriend, who was seated in the front passenger seat. During the argument, the Driver/Suspect threatened to crash the vehicle, then proceeded to drive from the right shoulder directly into the center media. The Driver/Suspect was also discovered to be in possession of suspected cocaine and marijuana. The Traffic Safety Division and the Homicide Unit will conduct a joint investigation. Passenger/Victim #1’s identification is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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