Nathaniel Cole (3098)

2/13/2006: Reverend Nathaniel Cole was killed when Robert Smith, who was fleeing police in a Ford Bronco, crashed into Cole’s Chevrolet Blazer. Smith was also killed in the collision. Two officers stopped Smith for driving erratically at St. Louis and West Florissant avenues at about 6:30 p.m. Smith allegedly brandished a handgun and drove away with the officers in pursuit. One of two other men in the Bronco reportedly fired a shot at police who joined the chase near North Broadway at Adelaide. Smith’s Bronco struck and overturned another SUV, injuring that driver, then kept going before colliding with Cole's vehicle. Cole died at the scene. Cole’s wife, Annie Cole, suffered two broken legs in the collision.

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