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Police searching for driver after Sunday morning crash in St. Louis kills 4, injures 4

One vehicle landed upside-down on Forest Park Avenue after driving off the South Grand Boulevard overpass. Police have released the names of the victims who died.

ST. LOUIS — Four people died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in St. Louis.

The crash happened at about  2 a.m. on South Grand Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue, where the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department found a vehicle upside-down on Forest Park Avenue. According to police, two vehicles collided, one drove off the South Grand Boulevard overpass and landed upside-down on Forest Park Avenue.

Police said traffic camera video showed a 2004 Chevrolet Impala driving south on South Grand. When the driver got to a red light at the intersection, they drove into the northbound lanes to go around the traffic, ran the light and slammed into a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe that was heading west on Forest Park Avenue.

The Tahoe, which had eight people inside, was knocked off the overpass and landed upside-down on Forest Park Avenue.

Four passengers inside the Tahoe were pronounced dead. Police released their names on Tuesday:

  • Bryanna Johnson, 18, of Vanita Park
  • Anthony Robinson, 19, of Jennings
  • Corntrail McKinley, 20, of St. Louis
  • Richard Boyd, 19, of St. Louis

The driver of the Tahoe, an 18-year-old man, and three other passengers, an 18-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.  

5 On Your Side on Monday spoke to Corntrail McKinley's brother, Courtney McKinley, who survived the crash. He said that as of Monday, only one of the his friends was still in the hospital.

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McKinley's sister Antonette Sutton created a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs.

Police said the driver of the Impala ran off and has not been located. No one else was in the car at the time.

Accident Reconstruction is handling the crash investigation.

On Sunday afternoon, Nick Desideri, communications director for St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, released the following statement regarding the crash:

"St. Louis mourns the loss of four young lives, and we are praying for those still in critical condition following this morning’s horrible crash at Forest Park and South Grand. Traffic violence at this location makes it the most unsafe intersection for pedestrians and cyclists in our entire city. Our office is reaching out to MoDOT regarding proposals to improve this area, and SLMPD continues to deploy a data-driven approach to hold dangerous drivers accountable in high-crash areas. The City is also exploring automated enforcement solutions to discourage dangerous driving.

"This week, Mayor Jones will sign into law the largest investment in road and pedestrian safety in the city’s history, calming streets and putting St. Louis on the path to its first mobility and transportation master plan. Tragedies like these remind us that addressing pedestrian safety and dangerous driving requires a true citywide approach."

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update information as it is confirmed.

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