BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified three teens killed in a fiery crash in a St. Louis suburb that also seriously injured two others.
The crash happened shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday near Ballwin when a car carrying the teens went out of control and slammed into a tree, then erupted in flames.
Those killed included the car’s driver, 16-year-old Cole Anello, of Manchester; 15-year-old Rhegan Sajben, of Wildwood; and 15-year-old Jacob Keifer, of Ballwin, according to a news release Monday by the St. Louis County Police Department. All three died at the scene.
Police said the other two teens in the car — a boy and girl, both 16 — were taken to hospitals and are expected to survive.