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Girl is 5th person to die from St. Louis crash last week

Four people are dead and three others were injured in a car accident Friday night, police...
Four people are dead and three others were injured in a car accident Friday night, police confirm to News 4.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 12:59 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS — Authorities say an 11-year-old girl is the fifth person to die from her injuries in a crash caused by a vehicle that police had tried to stop in the minutes before it hit a van carrying seven family members.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the medical examiner’s office confirmed on Monday the death of 11-year-old Takera Thompson, of St. Louis. She died at a hospital three days after the May 6 crash.

Also killed in the crash were the child’s grandmother, 56-year-old Anngelique Simmons; Takera’s aunt, 34-year-old Rhonda Simmons; and two great-uncles, 47-year-old Ephriam “Wayne” Simmons and 43-year-old Luther Simmons. Two other children in the van also suffered critical injuries.

The crash happened when a Jeep that had fled a police stop crashed into the van.