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Reshon Grayer still in ICU after weekend crash

9:49 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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By Elizabeth Matthews

St. Louis (KSDK) - A local father has a plea for prayers after the deadly crash over the weekend that left his daughter in critical condition.

Reshon Grayer was driving the car that was t-boned at the intersection of Lee and Harris Saturday night.

Four days later she remains in the Intensive Care Unit and her father is speaking out against the police department.

The images are gruesome, cars crushed, glass shattered and police officers staring in awe.

"I saw that car yesterday and I got on my knees and I thanked God that my daughter is still living," said Richard Grayer, father of Reshon.

She was driving a green Taurus and survived, but her best friend sitting in the passenger's seat did not.

"It hurts to see her in so much pain and there's nothing I can do but hold her hand," said Grayer.

Reshon was rushed to the hospital after the crash and remains in intensive care. She has numerous broken bones, a punctured lung, and injuries to her kidney and liver.

She was the victim if a multi-car crash. Police say they tried to pull over a white Impala. The driver did not stop but took off and eventually slammed into Rehson's car and several others.

He says his daughter is starting to remember the crash.

"This white car just comes barreling down out of nowhere and when she looked up the car was already, it was so close that there was no way that she could do anything to avoid it," said Grayer who says he's furious at the police. He says the police were still chasing the white car.

"With their lights on they were chasing them so I don't, maybe they are just trying to avoid any repercussions or whatever and I really don't care at this point all I know is that my daughter is fighting for her life," said Grayer.

St. Louis police have said they were not chasing the Impala and they had their lights turned off and had disengaged the vehicle. Grayer says regardless, nothing can fix his daughter's physical or mental state

"I'm afraid that she may, just may give up and I don't know what her mindset is because she's been through a lot," said Grayer.

As for the driver who rammed into the car, 27-year-old Glenn Shelby has been charged with involuntary manslaughter among others charges and is being held on $100,000 bond.


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