At 10:00 a.m. on May 31, 2011, several vehicles were involved in a deadly accident at South Vandeventer Avenue and Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. Officers report that a 2010 Pontiac Vibe, being driven eastbound on Shaw at Vandeventer by deceased Todd A. Baker (a 46 year old resident of the 10 block of Lansing Avenue in Maryland Heights), crossed into oncoming traffic traveling westbound on Shaw. Mr. Baker’s vehicle struck a 1986 Crown Victoria head-on in the westbound lane, resulting in Mr. Baker’s death.
The significant impact of the crash forced the Pontiac Vibe into a street sweeper and a 1997 Mustang. The St. Louis Police Department continues to investigate the reason Mr. Baker drifted into oncoming lanes of traffic.
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