Third teen killed in Wildwood wreck laid to rest


by staff

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 12:27 PM

(KMOV) – A funeral was held Tuesday for the third teen killed after the convertible they were in slammed into a deck and a tree in Wildwood late last week.

Christopher Lenzen, 18, was laid to rest after his funeral service at Ascension Catholic Church at 10 a.m. A visitation was held Monday at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin.

Photos: Victims of fatal Wildwood crash

Officials said Lenzen was driving in a convertible with the top down when it left the road and struck the deck of a home near the intersection of Homestead Manor and Rieger just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities said the car went through the deck, which had concrete pillars on it, and went down a wooded hill about 120 yards before hitting a tree.

Lenzen was pronounced dead at the scene. Kathleen Oliver, 17, and her sister, Lauren Oliver, 19, also died in the wreck. A third woman, 18-year-old Olivia Dames, suffered minor injuries.

Lenzen, who graduated from Marquette High School in May, planned to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia this year and study business.

The Oliver sisters’ visitation happened at Windsor Community Church in Chesterfield at 10 a.m. Their funeral followed at 1 p.m.

Click here to view photos of the wreck.

Lauren Oliver graduated from Eureka High School in May. Kathleen was a still a student there.


Dames is also a Eureka High graduate.