A speeding SUV ran a red light, crashing into another vehicle in the middle of an intersection and killing one man during the early morning hours of Monday, July 1. The details of this fatal St. Louis traffic accident are as follows:
One man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after an intersection accident in St. Louis on Monday, July 1. According to St. Louis police, the crash occurred when the driver of an SUV failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and North Euclid Avenue.
A 36-year-old man, who has not yet been identified pending formal charges, was arrested in connection with the fatal crash. Police believe the man was speeding in his Chevrolet Trailblazer when he ran a red light and crashed into a Chevrolet Cobalt that was in the middle of the intersection.
A 56-year-old woman, who has also not been identified, was driving the Cobalt southbound on Euclid Avenue. As she entered the intersection, her car was hit by the Trailblazer, which was traveling westbound on Martin Luther King Drive.
The woman was rushed to a local hospital and is in critical condition. Her passenger died later that same day in the hospital. He has been identified as David Pullum, a 53-year-old man from Evans Avenue.
The driver of the Trailblazer was not injured in the crash. He was arrested, as was his passenger, who tried to flee the scene of the fatal crash.
According to the police report, a St. Louis police officer had observed the SUV speeding and running at least two red lights before the accident occurred. Police also recovered a gun in the SUV.
Police continue to investigate the scene of this fatal St. Louis crash. Charges are pending.