Sadie Perkins, 71

St. Louis, Missouri
October 25, 2007

Agencies: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department SLMPD

Cause of death: Vehicular

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Sadie Perkins and Pamela Schmidt were killed when their Ford Explorer was hit by a SUV being chased by police. A third person was seriously injured Police said the SUV sped away from officers at around midnight after firing shots in their direction on McRee Street. According to police, officers followed the SUV, but couldn't keep up because of the wet and dangerous conditions. The SUV crashed into several other vehicles including the Ford Explorer carrying Perkins and Schmidt. The SUV's driver, Thomas Williams III, was charged with murder, brandishing a gun at a police officer and unlawful flight.

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