GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — A diploma debate is brewing after 18-year-old Brian Ostrander was killed in a car crash last fall.
“He was a part of that school district for 13 years and to have him not recognized with his senior class is just really upsetting, ” said Barbara Ostrander about her only child.
Tuesday evening, Barbara went to Grain Valley High School’s graduation ceremony hoping her son would’ve been recognized more, but she left disappointed.
“I’m seeing all the graduation parties and all the kids with congratulations on their cars and things and it just reminds me I don’t have that. I’m never gonna have that, ” Ostrander said, as she wiped tears from her eyes.
Last October, Brian was killed after a drunk driver’s motorcycle slammed into the driver-side of Brian’s car. The motorcyclist also died in the collision on Route BB in Grain Valley.