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2 dead, 5 injured after stolen car crashes in north St. Louis

Posted November 2, 2017 1:18 p.m. EDT

— Two people died and five were injured when a stolen vehicle crashed in north St. Louis Wednesday night.

According to police, a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, that was reported stolen, was speeding eastbound on Natural Bridge when it ran a stop light at Fair and hit a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro just after 9:30 p.m.

The driver of the Camaro, 30-year-old Tolighta Morrow, and an unidentified male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A 6-year-old girl who was also inside the vehicle was taken to the hospital and listed as critical, stable. Morrow was in the Army National Guard.

The 22-year-old driver of the Jetta and the three passengers, ages 29, 16 and 14, were taken to the hospital in serious, stable condition.

"I saw one kid taken out of the white car and it touched my heart," said Rob Warren, who witnessed the crash and called 911. "I couldn't even look no more. I had to walk off as they took the other body out of the car. It was devastating."

Charges will be applied for the adult occupants of the stolen Jetta. The juvenile occupants will be x-booked, police said.