ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A suspect is dead after a police chase in St. Louis County.

Authorities say just before 10 p.m. Bridgeton police were chasing a suspect in a purse snatching at the Walmart store on St. Charles Rock Road.

The suspect, identified as 47 year old Jay Latchison of St. Louis, ran from police, and drove east on Interstate 70, crashing at Jennings Station Road. The vehicle left the roadway and fell onto Jennings Station Road.

The suspect died at the scene. Another motorist who was driving southbound on Jennings Station Road was uninjured, although her vehicle was damaged from flying debris from the impact of Latchison's car and a traffic signal box.

St. Ann police were also involved in the chase.

Stay tuned for additional details on the incident as they become available.

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