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South St. Louis crash kills 2, leaves another injured Tuesday night

The deadly crash occurred just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Gravois Avenue and Meramec Street.

ST. LOUIS — Two people died and one person was injured in a car crash late Tuesday night in south St. Louis.

St. Louis police originally reported three people were killed in the crash. In a later report, police said two people died.

The traffic incident involving two vehicles happened at about 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Meramec Street and Gravois Avenue. 

Police said a Cadillac XTS was traveling west on Meramec Street at a high speed when it struck the back of a Chevy Trax also traveling west. The Cadillac rolled over and came to a rest on the side of the roadway. The Chevy continued west into the intersection at Gravois Avenue.

The female driver and passenger of the Chevy died at the scene.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 26-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries. Police said his vitals were stable as of Wednesday morning.

5 On Your Side saw debris scattered across the intersection and a pole broken in half. Police had to shut down the entire intersection to clean up.

St. Louis police identified the driver as Ayanna Woods, 42, and the passenger was identified as Devonne Wilson, 53, on Saturday afternoon. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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