17-year-old dead, multiple injured in rear-end collision on Washington Ave

ST. LOUIS, MO – A collision between a pickup truck and a car led to the death of a teenage girl and multiple injuries this morning, according to KSDK.

The accident happened at the intersection of 10th Street North and Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., when a Dodge Charger drove through a red light at a high rate of speed.

The Dodge collided with the back of a white pickup truck that was carrying a total of seven people, four of whom were in the truck bed and were ejected from the vehicle.

Sierra Ward, 17, was one of the victims in the bed. She was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, where she later died.

Another woman received life-threatening injuries during the collision and is currently in unstable condition at the hospital.

Two other people were hurt, with their injuries including broken bones.

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