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Fiery Rollover Crash in St. Louis Kills Three and Injures Two on I-64

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

Three people are dead and two more are in critical condition following a horrific car crash in St. Louis on Saturday, July 6.

Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash, which occurred along Interstate 64 around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Lydell Templeton, age 43 and a resident of St. Louis, was traveling on eastbound I-64 shortly after 1 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving. As he neared the exit for South Kingshighway, Templeton swerved across all lanes of traffic and crashed into the median barrier of the highway, causing the vehicle to flip over multiple times.

Four of the five people inside the car were ejected from the vehicle upon impact with the median. Witnesses at the scene pulled the remaining person from the vehicle just seconds before the car burst into flames.

Templeton and 20-year-old Michael J. Helm were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Tyrone Cain II, age 40, was pronounced dead a little while later at a local hospital.

Two other passengers, who were identified only as black females, were rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The women, ages 31 and 19, were both listed in critical but stable condition.

St. Louis police closed down a portion of the interstate for more than five hours to investigate the scene of the crash. The investigation is still ongoing, but police believe that speed was likely a factor in the fatal St. Louis accident.

We express our deepest condolences to the families who were affected by this tragedy.

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