2 teens, 9-year-old killed after car bursts into flames in North County crash

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 5:50 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 3:21 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Two 13-year-old boys and a 9-year-old boy were killed in a crash that occurred in Florissant early Monday morning.

The crash happened in the 100 block of South New Florissant Road at about 1:45 a.m. Police said a car caught fire after crashing into a tree. Four people were inside, three 13-year-old boys and a 9-year-old boy. Only the driver, 13, survived. Police believe speed was a factor. The driver is being held at the St. Louis County Family Courts on three counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Police later said the 13-year-old who was driving took a family member’s car without them knowing.

Florissant Road was closed between Washington Blvd and St. Anthony Monday morning.