Early Sunday morning about 12:15 AM there was a fatal two car accident that involved 9 young college students from the small area where I teach. Three were pronounced dead at the scene, 1 died at a local hospital , & the 5 others were transported to hospitals within the St. Louis area. Of the four deceased, one is a former student of mine & another one's cousin is currently in my class. I also know one of the individuals taken to the hospital who is fighting for her life while in a coma with swelling & bleeding on her brain.
The high school's graduation in this small town of 4,100 was Friday night. What should have been a weekend of celebrations and remembrance of those who have fought in the past & those fighting now for our country has turned into a sad & somber two days. Please take a moment to pray for the families of Blake, Justin, Crystal, & the other 6 kids involved in this tragic accident.