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Priory Student Pronounced Dead After Injuries Sustained In Wednesday Accident

Creve Coeur Police say Brandon Hsueh either fell or stumbled off a Conway Road curb Wednesday afternoon during a cross country exercise.

Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and the confirmed Friday morning that Brandon Hsueh, a seventh grade student at in Creve Coeur was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. Friday following serious injuries sustained in a Wednesday afternoon accident.

Police say Hsueh, 13, had fallen behind a group of cross country runners jogging along Conway Road Wednesday afternoon when it appears he fell or stumbled off a a curb into the path of an oncoming car. that he suffered a serious head injury.

A police investigation is not yet complete and will be forwarded to St. Louis County Prosecutors as a formality, but a statement Thursday indicated there was no sign of alcohol or drug impairment.

School leaders have not returned messages seeking comment since the accident, but according to the school's student council page on Facebook, a mass was held to pray for Hsueh Thursday morning.

Kurt Greenbaum September 30, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Prayers to the family. This is heartbreaking. Thanks for the story, Gregg.
Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce September 30, 2011 at 05:03 PM
The Creve Coeur - Olivette Chamber of Commerce sends its sincere condolences to Hsueh's family and to the students and faculty of Priory School.
Courtney Barczewski October 01, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Truly devastating. Many prayers to the family and the spirit of this little boy.
A.J. Wang October 01, 2011 at 06:31 PM
We're completely gutted by this sad news. A sweet, sweet kid from a wonderful family we've known for quite a while. Condolences and prayers to the family.
Holly Edgell October 02, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Brandon's funeral is 11 am Monday at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael & St. George in Clayton. Requiem Mass at Priory Friday at 8:15 am in the Abbey Church on campus.

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