1 dies in Interstate 70 crash after shots fired

A fatal crash in St. Louis may be related to shots fired in the area.

St. Louis police are trying to determine whether a deadly crash happened because the driver was fleeing from an area where shots were fired.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crash happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. Police said the speeding car went out of control at an Interstate 70 ramp, hit a light pole and overturned.

One occupant was ejected onto the highway and killed. Two others were injured, one critically.

A 911 caller reported that shots were fired between two cars just before the shooting. Police said because of the timing, they believe that the occupants in the crashed vehicle may have been involved.

Homicide detectives are investigating.