Newton & Williams

Lacey Newton, Cordell Williams II & Cordell Williams were killed in a crash on April 13, 2021 in Jefferson County. 

BYRNES MILL, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Fenton man has been charged after an infant and his parents were killed during a late-night crash in Jefferson County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was hit by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze just after 10 p.m. on Highway 30 west of Upper Byrnes Mill Road. The collision sent the two cars off the roadway and into multiple trees.

Lacey Newton & Cordell Williams

Lacey Newton and Cordell Williams admiring their newborn.

The driver of the Pontiac, 25-year-old Lacey Newton, and two passengers inside of the car, 30-year-old Cordell Williams and a 4-month-old boy also named Cordell, were pronounced dead at the crash scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol told News 4 the infant was the son of the two adults who also died.

"They were together seven years. They had three beautiful boys," Jennifer Mattox said. She's Newton's mother. "She loved everybody. She was a one of a kind, that's for sure."

David Thurby, 26, of Fenton, was driving the Chevrolet Cruze and he suffered minor injuries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol took him into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Wednesday, Thurby was charged with three counts of DWI death of another, drug possession, careless and imprudent driving and driving with no insurance.

David Thurby mugshot 4/14/21

David Thurby, 26, is facing multiple charges after driving while intoxicated and hitting and killing three people.

According to court documents, Thurby told a trooper he had "7 shots of Crown and water" and his blood alcohol level was .192.

"Decided to go out and drink and drive and take their lives away from us," Cecilia Williams said. She's Cordell Williams mother. "It's just so hard to believe."

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family with funeral expenses.

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