ST. LOUIS – One person has died following a serious car accident Thursday in north St. Louis.

A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says a 22-year-old man was driving a vehicle fast in the southbound lanes of Newstead when he crossed the Kennerly intersection, lost control, slid across the northbound lanes, and hit a tree.

The driver and his passenger, identified as 30-year-old Frederick Brown were taken to an area hospital. Brown was pronounced dead a short time later.

Authorities say the driver remains in critical condition.

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