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Teen dead, several injured after crash in downtown St. Louis

A Dodge Charger was speeding down Washington Avenue when it went through a red light and hit the back passenger side of a pickup truck, a police source confirmed

ST. LOUIS — A teenage girl is dead and several other people were injured in a crash early Monday in downtown St. Louis.

The crash happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. at Washington Avenue and North 10th Street. A 5 On Your Side photojournalist saw two people being loaded into ambulances.

A police source confirmed with 5 On Your Side that a Dodge Charger was speeding down Washington Avenue when it went through a red light and hit the back passenger side of a pickup truck. There were four people riding in the bed of the truck and three people in the cab. The collision caused all four people in the bed of the truck to be thrown from the vehicle.

A 17-year-old girl who was in the back of the truck was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to an incident report from the police source. Monday night, police identified her as 17-year-old Sierra Ward.

Another female was listed in critical condition; her vitals were unstable, the report stated. Two other passengers suffered broken bones.

The driver and passenger inside the cab of the truck were not injured.

A white pickup truck and a car were heavily damaged. A witness at the scene told 5 On Your Side he saw the car speeding down the road before he heard the crash.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect description of the vehicle in which the 17-year-old deceased victim was riding. It has been updated with the correct information.

5 On Your Side's Christine Byers contributed to this report.