Posted: Sep 20, 2012 7:44 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Sep 20, 2012 7:44 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis authorities in St. Louis have released the names of three people killed when a car fleeing from police crashed on the Grand Boulevard bridge and split in half.
A 21-year-old man who was also in the Nissan Maxima remains hospitalized with injuries suffered in the crash just before 3 a.m. Thursday.
Police identified those killed as 22-year-old Lamont Cross, 23-year-old Gregory Franklin and 20-year-old Dasha Rhodes, all of St. Louis.
Authorities say car's occupants were believed to be involved in a series of shootings late Wednesday and early Thursday. Officers spotted the Nissan about 2:45 a.m. and police say they saw one of the occupants holding a weapon.
A chase began and the driver lost control at the bridge, sliding into decorative concrete planters and a light pole.