ST. LOUIS, MO – A woman was killed, and her 2-year-old daughter is on life support after the victim’s ex-boyfriend reportedly ran a stop sign on Halls Ferry Circle early yesterday morning.
According to KSDK, 29-year-old Domonique Hicks, of Florissant, died at the hospital following a crash on Halls Ferry Circle and Lewis and Clark Boulevard.
The accident occurred when a 28-year-old man, who is the former boyfriend of Hicks and the father of her child, was allegedly driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser at a high rate of speed. He is said to have run a stop sign, before colliding with a curb. The vehicle was sent into the air, and it struck multiple trees.
Hicks, her 2-year-old daughter, and the driver were taken to the hospital. There, Hicks succumbed to her injuries.
Her daughter, also from Florissant, was critically injured and remains on life support.
The driver sustained serious injuries, and as of late Saturday night, was still in the hospital.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Hicks is the second child that her mother, Malinda Stokes, has lost. Her 25-year-old son was killed after being shot in north St. Louis County this September, according to the report.
Stokes asked for prayers for her granddaughter’s recovery.
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