Update: 20-year-old St. Louis man charged in fatal police chase crash

ST. LOUIS, MO – A 20-year-old St. Louis man was charged in the fatal police chase crash that happened at Bellefontaine Road and Chain of Rocks Road on Wednesday afternoon.

This is an update to a previous post.

According to KSDK, Rico Bailey was fleeing from police officers in a 2015 Infinity Q70 at high rates of speed. Police were pursuing him as the Infinity was reported stolen and Bailey was wanted in connection to a prior St. Louis assault.

The Infinity collided with a car traveling through the intersection around 3 p.m. It was originally reported the driver of the struck car died, but is now released it was a passenger in that vehicle that died at the scene.

Police identified the deceased as 33-year-old Michael Hayes. The 23-year-old female driver was transported to a local hospital for serious injuries. A 17-year-old female passenger in Bailey’s car was also transported to a local hospital for serious injuries. Both injured parties remain in the hospital in critical condition.

Rico Bailey faces the following charges: second-degree murder, second-degree assault, tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest by fleeing. Bailey is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a police chase crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for against speeding drivers or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.