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Two Teenagers Were Killed in a Crash in Pettis County


May 27th, 2020- Pettis County-

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a northbound 2020 Hino moving truck driven by 18-year-old Miguel A. Perez-Cuellar of Pharr, Texas, was on Route E, north of Cottage School Road at 12:09 p.m, when the truck ran off the right side of the road, then returned and began skidding. The truck then traveled off the left side of the road, struck the ground and overturned.

Perez-Cuellar and his passenger, 18-year-old Fabian Alaniz-Santiago of Pharr, Texas, were both killed in the wreck. The bodies were taken to the Pettis County Coroner’s Office in Sedalia.

The truck was totaled and towed by Don’s Truck Towing. Pettis County deputies assisted the four Patrolmen at the scene.

The two teenagers were listed as students at PSJA Southwest Early College High School in Pharr, Texas.

Alaniz-Santiago and Perez-Cuellar attended PSJA Early College High School in Pharr, according to a statement published by the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District.

“Two of our senior graduates were involved in an accident earlier today and sadly have passed away,” according to a statement posted on Facebook. “This sudden situation breaks our heart. We mourn their loss and pray for their families during this difficult time. Please know our district crisis response team has been activated and will be available for our students, staff and entire Javelina family during this time of grief.”