ST. PAUL -- A 17-year-old who was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed into a tree has died as a result of her injuries, St. Paul police said Monday, May 4.
Deonia Lewis, of St. Paul, died at Regions Hospital on Thursday night, April 30, following the collision last Monday, April 27.
Four other people who were in the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The crash happened when an officer saw a stolen vehicle about 5:30 p.m. on Dale Street near Como Avenue and followed it without activating his emergency lights or sirens, according to police.
Police said the driver sped away and, a short time later, the officer found the vehicle had crashed into a tree on Burgess Street near Western Avenue.
The investigation into the crash remains underway, a police spokesman said Monday.