Three killed, seven injured in accident in south St. Louis

Thursday, September 27, 2007

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three people died and seven were injured in a catastrophic crash in south St. Louis late Wednesday night.

Witnesses said a speeding station wagon collided with a tractor-trailer, pushing the truck into an SUV stopped at an intersection.

Police said the dead are two women in their 20s and a two-year-old baby.

Derrick Silvers Jr., 25, said the car sped past him, going about 70 mph, a few blocks from where it crashed.

"All I heard was boom, boom, boom," Silvers told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Pieces of it were still flying" when he got to the intersection.

Desiree Taylor of St. Louis, the driver of the blue SUV, was not injured but was shaken after the crash.

"I saw the car coming fast," she said. "I got hit by both of them. "Thank God for my seat belt," she added, and started crying in the arms of a friend.

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