St. Louis Police Officer Reportedly Dead in Car Crash

Mar 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm
A police car traveling on South Kingshighway with its lights and siren on rammed into another car around 10 a.m. this morning killing a St. Louis police officer, reports KTVI.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Kingshighway and Oleatha. 

KMOX is reporting that the police car was chasing a Honda northbound down the street when it slammed into another vehicle. The radio station reports that the officer was unconscious and not breathing when he was removed from wreckage and transported to Barnes Hospital.

Another victim was also transported to the hospital. The police department is holding a news conference this afternoon to discuss the matter. The police hotline currently states that the officer's condition is "unknown."

Updated here.