Carjackers flee, collide with another stolen car, 2 carjackers dead

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    Carjackers flee, collide with another stolen car, 2 carjackers dead

    Close to home. I had taken my daughter out last night to study at a classmate's house, and we were a few minutes west on I-70 around the time of the crash.

    No details on the actual carjacking, but these cirumstances were so unusual I thought this might be interesting reading.

    And most people in St. Louis still don't see the need to carry a weapon.

    STLtoday - Carjacking ends in 2 deaths; 4 others are injured
    Carjacking ends in 2 deaths; 4 others are injured
    By Joel Currier and Jake Wagman
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/30/2008

    ST. LOUIS — A pair of suspected carjackers were killed in a fatal collision Saturday night after a police chase on Interstate 70. The other car in the crash, coincidentally, had also been stolen.

    The carjacked car — first pursued by an alert St. Charles County sheriff's deputy on his way downtown — tried to escape police by going the wrong way on the expressway, injuring four others in the collision. One of the carjacking suspects also fired shots at police in the chase.

    About 7 p.m., a St. Charles County deputy sheriff who had just started his evening shift was heading to the St. Louis city jail to pick up a prisoner, the sheriff's department said.

    While on West Florissant Avenue in St. Louis, the deputy heard a "be on the lookout" on the police radio for a vehicle involved in an armed robbery and carjacking in St. Louis County. The deputy, almost immediately after hearing the report, looked up and spotted the suspects' vehicle. He tried to stop it, and the vehicle rammed him, said Lt. Craig McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.

    An individual inside the pursued vehicle fired shots at the St. Charles County officer, McGuire and St. Louis city police said.

    The deputy chased the car onto Interstate 70 — where, at one point, it was traveling east in the westbound lanes. The fleeing car hit another vehicle, injuring four people inside. The occupants of that car were taken to the hospital in critical condition, the St. Louis Fire Department said.

    Police said the theft of the other car in the collision was apparently unrelated to the carjacking.

    The two fleeing suspects were dead on the scene. Their names were not released, nor was any information about the robbery that prompted the chase or the theft of the other car.
    I'm guessing they forgot to wear their seatbelts.

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    You gotta believe that God has a sense of humor after reading this.

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    So... When will the lawsuits start?

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    Well at least the expense of a trial and housing the BG's is taken care of. e interesting to hear the outcome of the guys in the car that was hit. Of the 4 injured we know at least 1 knew the car was stolen.
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    Dang Grady, come move to Wichita, we only do this once a year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B52 View Post
    You gotta believe that God has a sense of humor after reading this.
    OH ya
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    I was thinking Irony.
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    Justice was spinning around in the Cosmos and just waiting for all these BG's

    Let's hear it for the Cosmos justice...

    These guys had already used up too much O2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    Dang Grady, come move to Wichita, we only do this once a year!
    Only once a year??? Ah, the country life...

    I'd like to take you up on your offer, but I'm not sure it's safe at this time to make a run for the border!

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    Moral of the story: there are now so many carjackers that they're literally running into each other.

    If that's not a sign of the times, I don't know what is.

    And St. Louis citizens still don't (generally) see the need to be armed? Another sign of the times. "Boiling frog" syndrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4ZRC View Post
    So... When will the lawsuits start?

    Yeah, just about ANYBODY can see that deputy caused this awful tragedy. Them two young fella's were in the process of turning their lives around and now they are dead.

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