National Guard soldier, man killed after stolen car crashes into their vehicle

Neon lights twinkle above police line tape on Aug. 10, 2016.


By NASSIM BENCHAABANE | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Published: November 2, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Tribune News Service) — A woman and man were killed Wednesday night when their car was struck by a stolen car that ran a stop light in north St. Louis, police say.

The woman who died is identified at Tolighta Morrow, 30, of the 4400 block of Penrose Street. She was a member of the Army National Guard, according to The Associated Press. The man who died in her car has not been identified.

Police say five people were injured in the collision, which happened at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Natural Bridge and Fair avenues.

A 4-year-old girl who was a passenger in Morrow's vehicle was critically injured.

The name of the man who was driving the stolen car, a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, has not been released. Police say he is 22 years old and was seriously injured in the crash.

Police plan to seek charges against him and another man, 29, who was riding in the stolen car. They also plan to turn two boys over to juvenile authorities because they also were riding in the stolen vehicle. The boys are ages 14 and 16. They were both seriously injured in the crash.

A police officer spotted the Jetta speeding east on Natural Bridge and run the red light at Fair. It struck a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, which was heading north and driven by Morrow.

Morrow and her male passenger died at the scene. The 4-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition, police say.

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