Teenage Driver Fell Asleep at Wheel; Toxicology and Speed Undetermined
AUBURN, AL – According to an online news report at wrbl.com, a deadly crash occurred that caused the death of the Voice of the Auburn Tigers and his wife earlier in May. Per the Alabama Uniform Traffic Crash Report, it indicates that a teenager crashed into the back of the couple’s automobile after falling asleep. The driver has no recollection of the crash.*
Per the local police, the accident report did not include data that was taken from the vehicle’s black box, including the speed that was clocked at the time of the accident. The report also lacks information as to whether the teenager was impaired by drugs or alcohol when the accident occurred.
The name of the sixteen year old driver who hit the couple has not been released by the police due to the fact that he is a juvenile.
According to the crash report, a sixteen year old male was driving a Jeep Lorado when he slammed into the back of a Toyota Highlander that was occupied by a couple.
It appears from the impact of the accident that the teenager slammed into the rear of the couple’s vehicle, which caused them to die in the crash.
The police report indicates that the teenager did not appear to be distracted while driving. It also has been determined that alcohol was not likely to be a factor in the accident. No charges have been filed against the teenager at this time. However, the Auburn police note that the investigation is far from over.
The toxicology report is expected to be completed within the next few weeks to determine whether other substances, such as drugs, were present in the teenager’s system at the time of the accident. The speed is also being examined as to whether it caused the teen to crash into the couple’s vehicle.
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