Traveon Smith

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Arrest for northside hit and run death

Crash happened Thursday at Natural Bridge & Fair

May 17, 2019 - 6:56 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A Jennings man is behind bars, charged with second-degree murder for Thursday's fatal car crash in north St. Louis.

Police say 22-year-old Traveon Smith was driving the car that t-boned an SUV at Natural Bridge and Fair.

The other driver, 68-year-old Joseph Powell of St. Louis, was killed.

Traveon Smith and his three passengers, including a 7-month-old boy, all are reportedly in stable condition.

In addition to the murder charge, Smith faces counts of armed criminal action, endangering the welfare of a child, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say he ran from the collision, and they had to chase him down. 

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