Cape Girardeau man faces murder, other charges after 1 killed, 1 injured in Sikeston crash with shooting victims

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – A Cape Girardeau man faces murder and other charges after one person was killed in a crash in Sikeston Sunday night. Another person was taken to a hospital in St. Louis. Two people involved in the crash had gunshot wounds that stemmed from a shooting in Charleston.

Tyrese Tate 21, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Charleston was arrested on June 6. He faces murder first, assault first, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon charges. Tate is being held at the Mississippi County Jail on a no bond warrant.

The crash happened around 9 p.m. at Main and Malone. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a crash

There was a tan passenger car lying on its passenger side and a blue GMC truck. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage from the crash.

Sikeston Fire Division personnel rescued two people from the tan passenger vehicle. Fire Division personnel were able to get both people out and transferred them into the care of South Scott County Ambulance. The passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead on scene by Scott County Coroner Scott Branum. The driver of the passenger car was taken to Missouri Delta and later transferred to SLU Hospital in St. Louis. Both people in the passenger car had gunshot wounds that stemmed from a shooting in Charleston. The names of the victims are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Those in the blue GMC truck sustained minor injuries and declined treatment while on scene. Officers investigated the crash and determined the tan passenger car was traveling north on Main Street and failed to stop at the red light at the intersection. The driver of the blue GMC truck was trying to turn east on to Malone from Main and was struck by the passenger car, according to Sikeston DPS. The road was closed for several hours during the investigation.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC) sent investigators to Charleston and the crash scene to conduct the investigation. The road was shut down for several hours awaiting the state investigators. Once they arrived, Sikeston DPS assisted them.

The major case squad was activated. The death investigation will be handled by the Mississippi County coroner. This investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charleston DPS at (573) 683-3737.

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