The victims of a fatal crash Wednesday in University City have been identified as three students from Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Deion Robinson, Johnnie Ursery, and Demetrius Ingram.
The victims attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School and all were from Olivette.
• Deion Robinson, 15, of the 9300 block of Rothwell Heights Lane
• Johnnie Ursery, 15, of the 9500 block of Laguna Drive
• Demetrius Ingram, 15, of the 9300 block of Rothwell Heights Lane
Ladue Schools released a statement saying, “It is with profound sadness that we learned of the news that three of our high school students were involved in a fatal automobile accident. While many details surrounding this heartbreaking incident remain unclear, we hold the families of our students in our thoughts.”
The district says grief counselors and our district crisis intervention team are in place to support our students and staff today and throughout the coming week.
The parent of a Ladue High student at the scene Thursday morning said his son had class with one of the teens and commented it was strange to see the student’s seat empty.
The teens were in a 2016 Hyundai Accent that was speeding when it crashed into a vacant home in the 1000 block of Groby Road.
Deion was driving, authorities said, and the car belonged to his mother.
Police were called about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, but Cpl. Dallas Thompson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said investigators are still trying to determine the time of the crash.
The boys died at the scene, he said.
The Missouri Highway Patrol investigated the crash and wouldn’t release the boys’ names or say who was driving. Those details were provided to the Post-Dispatch by the St. Louis County medical examiner’s office.