A teenager fleeing St. Louis police in a vehicle reported stolen in a carjacking last week crashed into another auto last night killing 20-year-old Angela Robertson
and critically wounding a 22-year-old passenger in her car.
The 16-year-old is in the hospital recovering from a broken nose and spine. As he is a minor, his name was not released, although authorities may seek to certify him as an adult. St. Louis homicide detectives are now investigating the accident that occurred around 10:18 p.m.
Police this morning gave the following account of the incident:
Officers were in the
area of W. Florissant and Harris near O'Fallon Park when they
observed a Mazda MX6 taken in a carjacking March
12 in the 4800 of Dryden. The officers immediately activated emergency
lights and siren in an attempt to pull the vehicle over. The driver of the
stolen vehicle refused to stop and fled the scene.
Five blocks east of the vehicle's initial sighting, police say the MX6 violated a stop sign at the intersection of W.
Florissant and College and slammed into a Chevrolet Camaro driven by Robertson.
Robertson, of the 5600 block of Kingsbury, was transported to an area
hospital were she was pronounced dead. A passenger in her vehicle, described only 22-year-old black male, was transported to an area hospital and is listed in critical
The juvenile driver of the stolen vehicle was transported to an area
hospital for treatment. He suffered a broken nose and a fractured spine. He
remains in the hospital. Since the suspect is a juvenile,
information regarding any charges against him must be obtained through the
The investigation is being handled by the Homicide
Division and Accident Reconstruction.