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After Crashing Stolen Car, Men Carjack Good Samaritan In West Alton Tuesday Night

A man who thought he was just helping victims of a car crash became the victim of a carjacking Tuesday night in West Alton, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

A man who thought he was just helping victims of a car crash became the victim of a carjacking Tuesday night in West Alton, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

Police say a Toyota Avalon, which was later determined to have been stolen, was speeding and ran a red light at the intersection of Highway 67 and Highway 94. The Toyota t-boned another car. Several people stopped to help, and two men who were in the Toyota offered some of them money to help them get away.

Police say the men then threatened to kill one man in the group if he didn't hand over his pickup truck. The truck was found a few miles away.

Two people who were in the car that was hit by the stolen car were treated for injuries, one was taken to the hospital.

Police are still looking for the suspects. They released a description of both men, and provided a picture of one of them from the scene of the crash. If you have any information, you are urged to contact St. Louis County Police Detective Brian Adelsberger at 636.949.7900 ext. 2549, or the SCCPD Crime Tip Line at 636.949.3002.

Suspect 1 (Image of driver attached):

Black male, 20s

5’ 11” to 6’

160 lbs

Short hair

Last seen wearing: black baseball hat with star, grey long sleeve shirt

Suspect 2

Black male, 20s

Dark complexion, short hair

Approx. 5’ 6”

130 to 140 lbs

Walked as he appeared to be injured from the crash with a limp and by holding his head

Last seen wearing: black nylon pants with blue stripe

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