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Neighbors call for safer conditions on Kiefer Creek Road after deadly crash [Video]

Neighbors call for safer conditions on Kiefer Creek Road after deadly crash

Early Sunday morning, a fiery single-car crash in west St. Louis County claimed the lives of three teenagers and left two injured.

Without pointing blame or speculating on what may have happened early Sunday morning, neighbors who spoke to 5 On Your Side said they are frustrated by speeding, traffic violations and wildlife in the area.

Tom Odlum has lived near Kiefer Creek for 30 years and has never seen anything like the accident early Sunday morning.

“The entire car was engulfed in flames from bumper to bumper,” he said. “It was just horrific, it was terrible.”

Odlum said he doesn’t know if speed played a role in the collision, but that he wants to see people slow down.

“I think they need to have more patrols. You see policemen up and down the street all the time between Manchester and St. Louis County, perhaps if they were doing some seated patrols where they were taking radar,” he said.

Steve Wolfe lives in the next subdivision over from Odlum, he too drives Kiefer Creek often.

“Sometimes people go 40 miles an hour and people want to go a lot faster so they cross the double yellow line,” he said.

A former driver’s ed instructor in California, Wolfe wants people to be aware of all the hazards, not just other drivers. Pointing to the side of Kiefer Creek that borders the woods, he told 5 On Your Side that deer pop out all the time.

5 On Your Side requested crash information for Kiefer Creek Road from the St. Louis County Police Department.

Since 2019, officers have reported 29 vehicle crashes:

12 crashes in 2019
9 crashes 2020
8 in 2021
Of those 29 collisions, one was deadly, Sunday’s. In 3 of the 29 crashes, people were hurt, including the two teenagers who survived on Sunday.

St. Louis County Councilmember Tim Fitch’s district neighbors Kiefer Creek. He says the road needs to be redone.

“Every time I am on Kiefer Creek, I think about how dangerous it is and how much that area has grown,” Fitch tells 5 On Your Side, “I think the best solution here would be to reconstruct and re-engineer these rural roads in St. Louis County, particularly in West County where so many of these exist.”

Two boys and a girl died at the scene. In a Monday morning update, police identified the victims:

Cole Anello, 16, of Manchester (driver)
Rhegan Sajben, 15, of Wildwood
Jacob Keifer, 15, of Ballwin
GoFundMe accounts have been set up to benefit the families of the three victims — Anello, Sajben, and Keifer.


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18 year old armed with multiple weapons fatally shot by BCSO deputy [Video]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says an 18-year old armed with an “AR-15 style pistol” and carrying a backpack full of guns was shot and killed by a deputy last month, following a hit and run crash in the North Valley. The department released new details about the shooting during a news conference Tuesday, including dispatch recordings and body camera video.BCSO says a ten-year deputy with the department fired a single shot in the incident, killing the suspect, Elijah Riche, 18. The incident unfolded after BCSO says Riche crashed a red SUV into other cars at the intersection of Edith and Montaño around 2 p.m. on November 26, 2021, the day after Thanksgiving.Subscribe to our channel: says deputies were nearby responding to an unrelated indecent exposure call when they saw Riche’s car crash at that intersection. Moments later, one of two nearby deputies who saw the crash followed Riche’s SUV as it went south down Edith Boulevard, toward Nikanda Road.As the deputy followed Riche’s SUV, surveillance video shows Riche’s SUV crashed again. The second crash only involved Riche’s vehicle slamming into a chain-link fence of a trailer business at the corner of Edith and Nikanda, about 1,400 ft. to the south of the Montaño intersection. BCSO says surveillance video shows as the first responding deputy tried to stop Riche, the suspect ran from his vehicle, then turned back to grab items from the vehicle, then ran again.“(The deputy) attempts to engage with the suspect, turns on his emergency equipment, he’s giving verbal commands,” said Capt. Nickolas Huffmyer of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, describing surveillance video and the events leading up to the shooting. “The suspect gets out of the vehicle, he runs about ten-feet down from the vehicle, he stops, turns back around and arms himself with weapons from the vehicle and then starts running again.”BCSO body camera video shows Riche running east on Nikanda, a dead-end road. As Riche ran, a second deputy arrived on the scene in his SUV, following Riche to the east end of Nikanda Road. BCSO played body camera video Tuesday showing Riche turning around and running west on Nikanda Road, back toward the intersection of Montaño.“(Riche) then turns around, having reached a fence, feels like he can’t go any farther, turns around and starts running back in the direction of the initial responding deputy while armed with the gun, running directly towards those deputies” Capt. Huffmyer said. “The deputy exits his patrol car, gives his commands, the suspect refuses to comply and it’s at that point the shooting takes place.”Body camera video shows Riche at one point raised a gun in the air as he walked away from the deputy who shot him moments later. Riche was walking towards other deputies at the west end of Nikanda Road when he was shot.A 10-year deputy with BCSO, Deputy Ronald Perez fired a single shot at Riche, who fell to the ground. BCSO said Tuesday Riche didn’t fire the gun, to their knowledge.When asked why the deputy may have shot Riche, BCSO Capt. Huffmyer said he couldn’t speak for the deputy. Huffmyer then provided his own analysis, stating “I mean, I think it’s pretty clear, (the deputy) thought that his fellow deputies were in danger,” said Capt. Huffmyer.It’s unclear where Riche was shot. The suspect was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Video shows Riche shouting at deputies as he lay on the ground, wounded. BCSO says paramedics arrived on scene at 2:08 p.m., approximately six-minutes after deputies called out “shots fired” over the radio.BCSO says Riche was armed with a .223 AR-15 pistol in his hand when he was shot. In a backpack Riche was carrying, BCSO says investigators found a 10mm pistol, a .40 caliber pistol, and a 9 mm AR-style pistol. Inside of the car Riche crashed, investigators found a 12 gauge shotgun.BCSO said Riche had no criminal history as an adult but has a juvenile record. The department was unable to provide details on Riche’s juvenile record Tuesday. While emphasizing the case is under investigation, BCSO was scant on details about why Riche fled or why he had numerous firearms.“Establishing motive in these things is difficult, especially (since) he’s not able to be interviewed,” Capt. Huffmyer said. “We do know he might have been involved in some kind of a domestic incident earlier that day, but as to what role that played in his actions you saw on screen, I can’t say.”The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office will eventually make a determination as to if the shooting was justified. BCSO says the shooting remains under the investigation of the Multi-Agency Task Force, a collaborative team that investigates officer and deputy shooting cases.[DISCLAIMER] Viewer discretion is advised. This video and others posted on this channel are for educational and informational purposes only.

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Minneapolis Metro Brawl Proves You're on Your Own [Video]

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Watch: ODOT camera captures head-on crash between vehicle and semi on I-90 East in Cleveland [Video]

WARNING: Some viewers may find the video disturbing.Drivers encountered an unexpected detour early Thursday morning as a crash closed I-90 East at East 185th Street. The roadway, which was closed for several hours, has since reopened.Cleveland police say a 25-year-old woman was ejected in the two-vehicle crash, which involved a semi. She was taken to University Hospitals in critical condition.Full story on the I-90 crash:

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1 killed after car crashes through fencing on bridge near East 28th Street and Cedar Avenue [Video]

One person is dead after a car went through the fencing on a bridge in downtown Cleveland Tuesday morning. 3News crews were on scene early Tuesday morning and streamed as Cleveland police and Cleveland Fire Department officials worked to pull the car safely from the situation.According to officials with the Cleveland Division of Police, the incident occurred on the overpass bridge at East 28th Street and Cedar Avenue. Officers were still on the scene around 2 p.m., according to police. No other information is available at this time. Cleveland police officials tell 3News that additional information will be released as it becomes available. READ MORE: