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Tragedy as pregnant mother, 22, dies alongside her son, two, and her baby daughter in horror crash

Tragedy as pregnant mother, 22, dies alongside her son, two, and her baby daughter in horror crash that also killed the driver and his 16-year-old brother in Missouri

  • Travon Nelson, 22, was driving a 2002 Toyota RAV4 in North St. Louis County
  • His son Travon Jr., two, and daughter Kaniya, seven-months, were in the back
  • Their mother Kristy Monroe, 22, was pregnant when she died with her family
  • Travon’s brother Samuel, 16, was sitting in the back with his nephew and niece 
  • The car was rear-ended by a Nissan truck at 5pm on Saturday afternoon 

A family is in mourning after a pregnant mother, 22, died alongside her son, two, baby daughter, the father of the children and his 16-year-old brother in a horror crash over the weekend. 

Kristy Monroe was killed instantly alongside the driver Travon Nelson, 22, their children Kaniya, seven months, son Travon Jr., two, and the children’s teenage uncle when their 2002 Toyota RAV4 was rear-ended in North St. Louis County.  

Travon was driving his ex girlfriend’s SUV with his family at 5pm on Saturday when the car veered off road forcing him to abruptly turn back onto the highway.

Investigators at Missouri State Highway Patrols say Travon, from Florissant, went off the right side of the road, swerved too far to the left.

Kristy Monroe (pictured), from Mexico, Mo., was killed instantly alongside the driver Travon Nelson, 22, their children Kaniya, seven months, son Travon Jr., two, and the children’s teenage uncle when their 2002 Toyota RAV4 was rear-ended in North St. Louis County

Yolanda Talley called 911 after the crash.  She said the curvy road (pictured) is filled with potholes and drivers speed all the time

Yolanda Talley called 911 after the crash.  She said the curvy road (pictured) is filled with potholes and drivers speed all the time

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He headed into northbound traffic and before he had a chance to swerve the car back out of the way, an oncoming Nissan truck slammed into the rear of the car.

It was upturned and rolled violently along the road. 

‘It was the worst Mother’s Day of my life. What a way to spend it. I’m just at a loss for words. It hurts,’ Samuel and Travon’s mother Kennesa Thompson told Five On Your Side on Sunday.  

Yolanda Talley called 911 after the crash. She revealed family members had been to the site ‘screaming and yelling and hurting’.

Relatives told Five On Your Side Travon was a loving father to five children ranging in age from seven months to five years old.  

Investigators at Missouri State Highway Patrols say Travon went off the right side of the road and swerved too far back over onto the road. Pictured, Travon Jr. (right) and Kaniya

Investigators at Missouri State Highway Patrols say Travon went off the right side of the road and swerved too far back over onto the road. Pictured, Travon Jr. (right) and Kaniya 

Travon's 16-year-old brother Samuel (pictured) was in the back

Investigators at Missouri State Highway Patrols say Travon (pictured) went off the right side of the road and swerved too far back over onto the road

Investigators at Missouri State Highway Patrols say Travon (pictured right) went off the right side of the road and swerved too far back over onto the road. Travon’s 16-year-old brother Samuel (left) was in the back

Ms Talley said the curvy road is filled with potholes and drivers speed all the time.

‘Oh, my God. I have been crying ever since,’ she told KMOV4. ‘I heard the screams. I hear it every time somebody dies out here.’   

The driver of the 2013 Nissan, Larry Boyd, 54, is currently in hospital with serious injuries.  

‘Man, it was a horrible site. A lot of people tried to come and assist these people,’ Anton Meyer, who witnessed the two-car crash, told Five On Your Side. 

Police revealed the family were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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