According to a press statement released Sept. 30 by St. Louis County Police, 17-year-old Natalie Timm, a senior at Eureka High, died as the result of a single vehicle accident on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Grief counselors have been on site at the high school since students learned of Timm’s death on Sept. 29.
“Many within our team at Eureka High School and beyond are hurting along with the family and close friends of Natalie,” Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost said in a statement sent to students and families on Sept. 30. “When our schools experience such tragedies, we all need to be aware so we can lift each other up, while keeping those closest to the situation in our thoughts.
On Sept. 28, officers from the St. Louis County Police Wildwood Precinct received a call for a single vehicle accident involving a rollover near Hwy. T and MO-100. When officers arrived, they observed a white Nissan Altima turned over on its roof in a ditch on the north side of Hwy. T. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Timm, was trapped inside the vehicle, unresponsive.
Metro West Fire Protection District responded to the scene, extricated Timm and immediately began CPR and other life saving measures, after which Timm was transported to a local hospital.
Authorities believe that the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and that Timm overcorrected, crossing back over the road to the north side, where the vehicle rolled to a stop. However, the initial cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time.