ST. LOUIS — A SUV crashed into a north St. Louis home early Friday morning, killing the driver and alarming residents. The incident occurred in the Walnut Park East neighborhood at Theodore and Plover off Riverview.

The crash damaged a home’s fence and window and impacted a gas line, although the SUV did not enter the home. Emergency crews extricated the driver, who was pronounced dead at the hospital. His identity has not been released.

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A resident of the affected home mentioned that he smelled gas upon returning from the store and saw emergency responders at the scene. He didn’t hear the crash but was concerned about a potential fire. A woman in the home at the time was unharmed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by St. Louis police’s accident reconstruction team.