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Child, 2 teens killed in Florissant crash; 13-year-old driver lone survivor

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FLORISSANT, Mo. — Police a 13-year-old driver is the lone survivor of a tragic car crash that killed three kids in Florissant early Monday morning. The youngest victim was 9 years old, while the other two were 13.

The Florissant Police Department said a preliminary investigation revealed that speed was a contributing factor in the crash, which happened in the 100 block of South New Florissant Road around 2 a.m. Monday.

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“This is such a tragedy for everyone involved and we offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims during this difficult time,” the department said in a statement.

Investigators said the car caught fire after crashing into a tree.

Dontezz Maxwell, a golden glove boxing champion went out jogging to prepare for his next fight when he came across the accident. He said it was a chaotic scene.

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Authorities said they attempted life-saving measures, but there was just nothing they could do.

Police said there were four juveniles inside the vehicle. Three were pronounced dead at the scene, while one person was rushed to a hospital.

Police have not yet disclosed the identities of the victims have not been disclosed yet by police. The genders are unknown.

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