A high-speed crash on Saturday afternoon resulted in two deaths, and another person in serious condition. The t-bone crash occurred around 1 pm at the intersection of Natural Bridge Road and Grand Avenue in North St. Louis County. According to reports, a 21-year-old male driver, whose name has not yet been released, was speeding through a red light in a Pontiac Grand Prix when he slammed into a Metro Transit “Call-A-Ride” van. The impact caused the Metro Call-A-Ride van to flip onto it’s side, and shortly after a 1996 Volvo hit the Grand Prix.
Morion Robinson (21) and Daionsha Scott (19) were riding as passengers in the Grand Prix and both died as a result of the accident. One other passenger, a 21-year-old female, was riding in the Grand Prix at the time of the accident and is currently still in critical condition. The driver of the Volvo, a 51-year-old female whose name has not been released, was seriously injured as a result of the crash, and is still listed in serious condition according to reports. The driver of the Grand Prix was taken into police custody after he was treated and released from the hospital. No charges have been filed against the Grand Prix driver at this time, and the names of the other drivers and passengers have not been released.
This accident is the perfect example of how dangerous speeding can be. Speeding is often a significant factor in automobile accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as many as one in three accidents may be caused by excessive speed. This accident appears to be another example of the dangers of speed.
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