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Farmington teen dies after being hit by vehicle


A Farmington, Missouri teen had died after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday night, Aug. 23.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2005 Ford Escape driven by a 49-year-old man from Farmington, Mo., was going eastbound on Highway 32 at about 10:23 p.m., near Elaina Lane.

Officers say a 17-year-old boy walked into the path of the vehicle and was hit.

The teen was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital.

According to MSHP Trooper Justin Wheetley, the teen, Caleb Crews, died as a result of his injuries.

The Farmington R-7 School District issued this statement on Tuesday, Aug. 25:

"In most cases schools are a reflection of the community they serve and in our case that holds true.   Farmington is a tight knit community where we take care of our neighbors and each other.  People are affected differently by tragedy and as a school district it is our responsibility to provide the needed support to our entire school community which includes our individual students, parents and families. We are very fortunate to have an excellent team of staff members comprised of administrators, counselors, social workers, and outside agencies which are in place to support and assist in difficult situations like these.  With a sudden death of a student comes shock and disbelief and we understand students, teachers, parents, and the community will need time to process and grieve. We have additional counselors, social workers and outside agencies placed in buildings of need and on call to support during the grieving process. We want to thank BJC and fellow Mineral Area school districts who have offered additional supports as we work through this difficult time."

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