Derek Pratt

One man died and two were critically injured when a motorist fleeing from St. Louis County police crashed into another vehicle. The collision was at the intersection of South Broadway and River City Casino Boulevard, within the city limits of St. Louis. A pickup truck flew into the air and ended up in a tree after being broadsided by the fleeing car about 3:15 p.m.. The man who died was identified as Derek Pratt, 44, of the 1900 block of Telford Drive in the Lemay area. Pratt was thrown from his pickup after it was struck by the suspect’s car. This is the second time in less than two weeks that county police have tried to stop a car that later was involved in a fatal crash. In both cases, an innocent person died, including a toddler in April. Police said two men who were in the fleeing car also were badly hurt.

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May 4, 2022


Vehicular homicide


44 years old




South Broadway and River City Casino Boulevard,
St. Louis city