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Men killed in St. Louis area police pursuit were both 21

December 7, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have released the names of two men who were killed after a police pursuit ended in a crash in north St. Louis County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the men were identified Thursday as Kevion Smith and Andrew Chanerl, who were both 21. The confrontation started Wednesday in north St. Louis as officers began following the stolen car in which Smith, Chanerl and a third man were riding. Police say that at one point, one of the men fired at officers, who fired back.

The chase ended in St. Louis County after the car hit a pickup truck.

Police say the impact killed Smith and Chanerl. The surviving suspect was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. The truck’s driver also was hurt but is stable.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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