Five Die in St. Louis Car Crash
October 11, 2011
Five people were killed, and a woman was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident in St. Louis, Missouri, Friday night. According to KSDK 5 News, two of the victims were students at Hazelwood East High School and another was a 4-year-old child.
The group was traveling in a Pontiac Grand Prix just before 11:30 PM along Interstate 70. For unknown reasons, the 17-year-old driver of the vehicle lost control and cut across three lanes of traffic. The vehicle left the highway just before the exit for Shreve Avenue, where it crashed through a fence and collided head-on with a tree.
Four of the victims; the 17-year-old driver, a 16-year-old female passenger, the 4-year-old child, and a 16-year-old male, were declared dead at the scene. Another 17-year-old male victim died two days later at the hospital. Luckily, the 22-year-old mother of the child survived the crash and was taken to an area hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash, as well as if proper restraints were on passengers at the time of the crash.
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