Two teenagers were killed and two others were injured in a violent car accident following an underage drinking party, Montgomery County police said. All of the occupants of the vehicle had either just graduated from or currently attend Wootton High School in Rockville. Police said the teenager behind the wheel was year-old Samuel Ellis, who survived the crash, but suffered life-threatening injuries. Tom Didone.
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Police arrested a teenager suspected in a fatal drunk driving crash in Anaheim that left an expectant father dead, authorities said. Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, 18, was speeding down a residential street around a. The year-old man was pulling into his driveway to meet his pregnant wife and young child when the collision occurred, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said that Martinez was intoxicated and that they are trying to determine whether he was involved in a street race before the crash. A year-old girl in the car with him was taken to a hospital.
Preventing Impaired Driving in Your Teen
Alcohol-related car crashes are the number one killer of teens. These next two months, with graduation and proms, are especially dangerous times. Teens want to fit in, and alcohol and marijuana are easily accessible. Adolescence has always been a time of experimentation.
Alcohol isn't just illegal for teenagers to consume—it can be deadly if they drink and drive. In fact, drunk driving is one of the most frequent causes of death among teens. Alcohol impairs most of the skills that young drivers need the most, such as their reaction time, their vision, and their judgment. What can a parent do? Being proactive can reduce the risk of underage drinking and teen drunk driving.