Father angry with district after teens crash into creek en route to school


by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV


Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 10 at 6:17 AM

(KMOV.com) -- A car plummeted off an icy road and into a creek last Friday with two local high schoolers trapped inside.

The accident happened as the teens- brothers Chris and Corey Mudd who are enrolled at Timberland High School in Wentzville- were on their way to school. Their parent is furious that school leaders did not cancel class.

The Mudd brothers are lucky to be alive after their car flipped over and went down into a creek, leaving them submerged in freezing water.

“I let off my gas, I didn’t want to hit the brakes and let it slide but I lost control and slid sideways,” said 17-year-old Chris. “The next thing we know we are waking up in water.”

Chris and 14-year-old Corey were remarkably able to get out of the car with just some minor bumps and bruises.

Their dad thinks school should have been canceled due to raod conditions.  

“Definitely not roads for a 17-year-old to be driving around on,” he said.  

But Wentzville Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain said the decision to have school was made after a thorough check of the roads.

“We hit a number of different types of roads in the Wentzville School District,” Cain said. “It’s not a 15 minute endeavor by any stretch of the imagination.”

He also said the accident happened outside the district’s boundaries.

“We have concern about every single student in the entire state of Missouri, but at the end of the day I have responsibility for the 14,000 students I have in the Wentzville School District,” Cain added.