Memorial services held for teenagers killed in I-44 wreck
People at Jessica Brinker's memorial service dressed in colors to celebrate the 15-year-old's life. By KMOV Web Producer
People lit candles at Daniel Schatz's memorial service to form the number he wore as a football player at Sullivan High School. By KMOV Web Producer
Jessica Brinker and Daniel Schatz were killed in a wreck on Interstate 44 involving four vehicles, including two school buses. By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV) -- Two communities remembered the teenagers killed in Thursday's deadly wreck on Interstate 44.
Several hundred people showed up at Daniel Schatz's memorial service held at Sullivan High School's football stadium, where Schatz was a standout athlete. They lit candles, looked at pictures and shared their memories of the 19-year-old.
In St. James, people celebrated Jessica Brinker's life by dressing, not in black, but in colors. People used ribbons to represent Brinker's bright personality. Brinker wore colored socks, which may have earned her the nickname "Neon."
The Francis Howell Central marching band will hold a car wash Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help the band students involved in the wreck. The event will be held at the Auto Zone on Mid Rivers Drive in St. Peters. They hope to raise enough money to get the students new band uniforms.