(KMOV.com) – A 17-year-old lost his life after his car struck a tree and flipped early Tuesday morning in south St. Louis.
Officials say Stephen Moeller, of Hi View was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his car, hit a tree then flipped his 1995 Pontiac Grand Am on its roof.
Police said the accident happened around 3:30 Tuesday morning near the intersection of Watson Road and Pernod Avenue.
Captain Sutter, with the St. Louis Metropolitan Fire Department, said Moeller suffered fatal injuries in the crash, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials believe the weather conditions contributed to the crash.
Moeller was the only person in the vehicle; he was not wearing a seatbelt.
The investigation is ongoing.