3 teens dead, 2 others seriously injured in a west St. Louis County crash


ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Three teenagers are dead and two others are in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, after a fatal single-vehicle accident in west St. Louis County. When responding officers got to the scene, they found a Nissan Maxima engulfed in flames after striking a tree.

At approximately 4:09 a.m. Sunday, St. Louis County Police Officers from the West County Precinct responded to a call for a car accident in the area of Kiefer Creek Road and Forest Valley Road.

Police said a total of five individuals are believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash, they all appeared to be in their mid to late teens. Three victims were pronounced dead on the scene. Two additional victims were transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries. 

A preliminary investigation showed the car was traveling eastbound on Kiefer Creek Road near Forest Valley Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle then caught fire.

Glen Guner has lived here for 30 years. He said this road can be dicey.

“This road has always been kind of a dangerous two-lane road. And especially when it’s raining, or snowing, it’s kind of a tricky road to drive on. Especially at night,” said Gruner. “And it’s kind of down in the middle of nowhere down here. You know, it’s just a tricky road.”

The St. Louis County Police department West County precinct officers and the Accident Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating this fatal accident.

If you have any information about the incident you are asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators.

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