3 killed, 2 injured in West County accident

West ST. LEWIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – Three people were killed and 2 others injured in a horrific accident in West County on Sunday morning.

The accident occurred at 4 a.m. on Keefer Creek Road and Forest Valley Road, when a Nissan Maxima rammed a tree off the road. The car quickly engulfed in flames.

Police said there were five people inside Nissan, all middle to late teens. Police said three people died and two people received life-threatening injuries.

The genders of the victims are unknown. No additional information has been released.

Copyright 2021 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved