Man charged in deadly St. Louis County car accident

According to the explanation of the likely cause, Jacob Spear drove a stolen Ford Crown Victoria in 1993

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. – A 26-year-old man is behind bars after causing a serious accident that killed a man in Marlborough.

Jacob Spear is now faced with a number of charges, including first degree involuntary manslaughter, three second degree attacks, three fourth degree attacks, and first degree tampering with a motor vehicle.

According to the probable cause statement, Spear drove a 1993 Ford Crown Victoria that had previously been stolen from South St. Louis County on April 16.

On May 5, a Shrewsbury Police sergeant tried to stop Spear when he saw him give a red light on Watson Road.

When the sergeant switched on his emergency lights, Spear sped off on Watson in a westerly direction.

Police said the sergeant turned off his emergency lights and stopped the chase when he realized the driver was escaping.

Shortly thereafter, Spear gave a red light and caused a multiple vehicle accident at the intersection of Laclede Station Road and Watson Road.

Jay Howell, 46, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries and died 11 days later from injuries sustained in the accident. Howell was the passenger of Spears vehicle.

In total, Spears and seven other people were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Spear is held on a $ 200,000 bond with no cash and no 10% bond.

RELATED: Child, 2 Adults Injured in 5 Car Accident in Northern St. Louis

Another multiple vehicle accident occurred on May 19 in the North Pointe neighborhood of St. Louis.

A witness told 5 On Your Side that a car was going the wrong way down the one-way street.

Two of the cars involved in the accident turned around and several people were trapped in their cars.

Two adults and one child were taken to the hospital in an ambulance for treatment.

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