Three teenagers died and three others were injured when their vehicle slammed into a guard rail just before midnight on New Year’s Day, police said.
The car they were travelling in was clocked by a patrolman at 78mph prior to the crash, and skid mark calculations have led to estimates of over 100mph immediately before the impact.
Adding to the danger of the speed, alcohol may have played a role as well. Official reports about the driver have not been released but alcohol was found in the car. Texas takes underage drinking and driving very seriously. If a driver is under the age of 21 and are caught driving with any detectable amount of alcohol, they can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). If the blood-alcohol level was above .08, the more serious Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge could also be filed.
This crash is an horrible tragedy. Slowing down and paying attention would have easily prevented these three innocent people from losing their lives.
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