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1 St. Louis County Officer Killed, 1 Injured in Car Crash

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St. Louis County Police Det. Antonio Valentine, 42, was killed, and another detective was injured when their vehicle was involved in a crash while trying to intercept a fleeing car.

December 2, 2021 – Associated Press

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County police detective died Wednesday and another was injured in a car crash, Chief Kenneth Gregory said.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon in north St. Louis County, near the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Crete Drive.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Antonio Valentine, who had been with the department since 2007, died and another detective was treated for minor injuries and released. Gregory said a driver in a separate vehicle also died.

Police have not released details about what the detectives were doing or what led to the crash.

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