(Update 3 p.m.) – Four people are dead and three others are injured after a crash Friday morning on Riverside near the Cook intersection.
Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department said a truck involved in the crash was reported stolen. The suspected driver of the stolen truck is in police custody and has been hospitalized for serious injuries. Four other occupants have been pronounced deceased. A sixth person was transported by life-flight to KU Med Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Wilson said the driver of the other vehicle, a blue dodge truck was a middle-aged man and he is being treated for moderate injuries.
The crash shut down Riverside from Gene Field to Cook from shortly before 11 a.m. It was reopened around 3 p.m.
Police are continuing to investigate and are currently notifying next of kin.
(11 a.m.) – Authorities said there are possibly two fatalities and multiple injuries involved in a traffic crash at North Riverside Road and Cook Road. The incident appears to involve a crash between two trucks at that location.
As of 12:20 p.m. officers were still on scene and at the hospital investigating.
The St. Joseph Police Department urged people to avoid the intersection in an alert issued shortly before 11 a.m. Friday.
Police said the advisory is in place until further notice.