ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Lindbergh Substantial School scholar died after a auto crashed into a pole Saturday early morning in Sappington.
St. Louis County police officers from the Affton Southwest precinct obtained a call at 1:20 a.m. about a single-motor vehicle crash involving a Lexus sedan.
Police stated the vehicle was speeding eastbound on Gravois Street when it left the roadway, hanging a utility pole. They stated Quintyn Lewis,17, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“You can see the skid marks and the investigation report, and it kind of strains up with what my son was declaring they had a blowout,” explained Ben Franke, a father or mother of a person of the crash victims. “If you go back down by the antique keep, you can see the 1st tire observe that, I guess, it is mechanically unachievable to just skid a person tire. So, you can see wherever the double tire tracks when they strike the brakes and hit the curb and flew close to and hit the pole.”
There have been six travellers inside of the automobile at the time of the crash, including the driver. A second passenger had lifestyle-threatening accidents, and a third passenger experienced minimal accidents.
Franke mentioned no one is at fault for what transpired Saturday morning.
“It was a blowout that commenced this accident,” Franke reported. “Maybe they had been likely a very little also fast, but it is not his fault. It’s not Luke’s fault. It is not the fault of any of the young ones in the automobile, either. They’ve all skilled a tragedy, and no one particular ought to be blaming any person in that auto.”
St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Individuals detectives and the Accident Reconstruction Device are investigating the crash close to the intersection of Gravois Road and Cinnabar Travel.
Lindbergh Colleges launched a assertion on Monday about the tragedy, declaring the pursuing:
“Our Lindbergh Schools local community is shocked and saddened by the tragic automobile accident this weekend that resulted in the death of a member of the Lindbergh Superior College scholar human body. We increase our sincere ideas and sympathies to this student’s family members, lecturers, and buddies, and our hearts go out to the people of the other students who have been hurt as well.”
The district claimed it is also giving counseling for these devastated by the tragic incident.
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