ST. LOUIS – At least two people died Thursday in a multi-car crash in Dutchtown in south St. Louis.

According to Sgt. Charles Wall, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the crash happened near the intersection of S. Grand Boulevard and Taft Avenue.

Police dispatchers received a call for a five-vehicle crash with people trapped. Wall said EMS and firefighters also responded to the scene.

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Police claim three people were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing, Wall said. Police closed the southbound lanes of Grand.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more information.