ST. LOUIS (AP) — Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old man accused of leading a police chase that ended with a crash that injured a pregnant woman whose fetus died.
Jimmie Smith III was charged Friday with second-degree assault and other felonies.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Smith was driving with two children and the pregnant woman April 10 when a Woodson Terrace police officer tried to pull him over for not having his headlights on. Officials say Smith fled, going the wrong way down Interstate 70, before crashing head-on into another vehicle.
The woman who was eight months pregnant suffered internal injuries and lost the fetus.
Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Smith, who’s held on $50,000 cash-only bail.