Three children are in the hospital after a car accident in north St. Louis Wednesday morning.
Police say two vehicles collided at the intersection of Goodfellow and Wells. One of the cars flipped over and two people were trapped inside.
Everyone was freed from the overturned car and the kids, along with two adults, were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time.
Just before 11 Wednesday morning, firefighters were called to the house, just north of I-70 off Union, after neighbors reported an explosion. Rescuers pulled the boy from the home and rushed him to the hospital, where he died this afternoon.
Investigators say the family was using space heaters in the home and had no working smoke detectors. The rest of the family escaped the fire.
The agreement between SSM Health Care and the hospital will be effective April 1.
Under the agreement, SSM Health Care will own and operate the 88-bed acute care hospital and its nine MedChoice rural clinics. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
SSM Health Care owns 17 hospitals in four states. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Tuesday that SSM will form a Mid-Missouri region to encompass its hospitals and clinics in the region.