Police Release Dash Cam Video and Timeline of Fatal Car Crash in University City

University City Police have released dash cam video and a timeline of events leading up to a fatal car crash that claimed the lives of three teenagers. The police department stated that they were pursuing a car with the three teenagers before the crash occurred. The Missouri State Highway Patrol initially reported the crash happening at 6:30 a.m., but it has since been determined that the crash occurred closer to 2:30 a.m., shortly after the police pursuit.

According to the police, the dash cam video shows the vehicle speeding and making abrupt maneuvers to elude the officers. At one point, the vehicle turned off its headlights while driving. The police spotted the vehicle at 2:23 a.m. on September 6, and after briefly losing sight of it, they observed it making a left turn from the right turn lane at Old Bottom and McKnight. The headlights of the vehicle turned off, and it accelerated. The officer activated the patrol car’s emergency lights, but eventually slowed down and deactivated them as instructed by a sergeant.

The crash occurred when the vehicle crashed into a vacant house on the 1000 block of Roe Avenue. The preliminary investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol revealed that the vehicle was speeding and the driver was unable to negotiate a sharp curve in the road.

Police received a 911 call approximately four hours later from someone who saw the crash scene. The University City Police have extended their condolences to the families of the victims and have shared the timeline and details with them.

 

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