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Blue Springs police: Three teens killed in Saturday crash

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 01:04:42-05

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. — Blue Springs police confirmed Sunday that three teenagers were killed in a weekend crash.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Indian Hills Drive and Duncan Road shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday to investigate a two-vehicle crash.

Three people in one of the vehicles, which BSPD said were a 15-year-old male and two 16-year-old males, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The sole occupant of the second vehicle was treated and released with no significant injuries at a local hospital.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families involved,” BSPD said in a statement.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and more information will be released when available.

"We lost three young men tonight and people all across this community are grieving because of it," said David Maxon, a former football coach to one of the victims.

Groups of friends and classmates gathered near the crash site Sunday to create a makeshift memorial. Many placed flowers and balloons in remembrance of the teens.

"I could not believe it," one friend, Jonathan Mullins, said. "It still does not seem real right now."

A vigil and balloon release is planned for 5 p.m. Monday on the soccer fields at the Blue Springs Freshman Center.

Although not identified by police, 41 Action News has learned Darrian Warmack, 16, is one of the three victims.

Warmack is the younger brother of Kansas State University running backs, Dalvin and Michael Warmack.

Dalvin, who was a senior for the Wildcats last season, posted about his sorrow on social media, including a tribute on Instagram:

Haven’t stopped crying yet lil bro, just know so many people loved you man. I promise you imma do everything I ever told you we’d do. Literally just was at the gym with you yesterday telling you how special you was going to be and that will never change. All you ever wanted was to be better than your big brother and I told you that you was years beyond me already and I meant that G. You will always be my rock little man. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to my family. God gained one of the realest soldiers ever. I love you bro. RIP Squiggy
Dalvin Warmack

Dalvin is the only two-time Simone Award winner as the top high school football player in Kansas City in the awards 35-year history. He appeared in 37 games for K-State during the last four season, totaling 833 yards and four touchdowns from scrimmage.