Ole Miss students recovering from wreck

November 11, 2013 8:49:22 AM

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OXFORD -- One University of Mississippi student injured in a wreck remains in good condition at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. 

 

Two Ole Miss students -- 20-year-old Chistopher J. Grimaud of St. Louis and 18-year-old Kevin J. Eagan of St. Charles, Mo. -- died in the wreck on Mississippi Highway 7 about 5 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle left the highway and rolled over at least once. 

 

Arthur Lueking, who was driving, is in good condition at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. 

 

Passenger James Connors has been discharged from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. It's unclear if he was moved to another hospital. 

 

Connors and Lueking are also from the St. Louis area. 

 

Funerals for Grimaud and Eagan are scheduled for Wednesday in Missouri. 

 

Oxford police didn't respond Sunday to request for further comment. 

 

"The University of Mississippi is shocked and saddened by this tragic incident," Ole Miss Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said in a statement Saturday. "Our hearts break when we lose students, and today the whole university is hurting. 

 

"We will work through our University Counseling Center to address the emotional needs of the students' families and friends. The thoughts and prayers of the whole university family are with the families of the students we lost and those who have been injured." 

 

Grimaud graduated from St. Mary's High School in St. Louis. Eagan, Connors and Lueking graduated from Christian Brothers College High School near St. Louis. 

 

"The entire CBC family mourns the loss of our brother, Kevin Eagan, a graduate of the class of 2013," the latter high school wrote on its Facebook page. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Eagan family, as well as the Grimaud family and the St. Mary's High School community, during this painful and difficult time."