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2 dead, 1 injured, 6 children hospitalized in north St. Louis accident

Two of those six children were in unsecured car seats. Ages of the children involved have not been released.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS - Two people were killed, one person was transported to a hospital and six children, including two in unsecured car seats were transported to nearby hospitals after an accident Friday morning.

Crews responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a roadside service truck and an SUV in the 9400 block of Riverview around 9:40 a.m.

A 33-year-old man was driving the SUV, a woman was in the passenger’s seat and there were six children in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The roadside service vehicle was driven by a man with no other passengers.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the SUV was traveling south on Riverview, when it crossed the center median striking the roadside service vehicle, which was traveling northbound.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the driver of the roadside service vehicle, 63-year-old Rasim Mustedanagic, and the passenger of the SUV were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was transported to a hospital in critical condition and six children were transported to hospitals in serious condition.

Two of those six children were in unsecured car seats. The six children include: an 11-year-old girl, 10-year-old girl, 8-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy, 1-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy.

Riverview was closed for several hours while accident reconstruction was on scene.

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