Three Spokane Valley teens were injured after speeding home at 100 miles-per-hour from their local Taco Bell. According to Top News Today, the 15-year-old driver was speeding faster than 100 miles-per-hour before crashing into a Spokane Valley power pole Friday night.
The Seattle Times reported that one of the passengers in the car saw the speedometer top 120 miles-per-hour. The 14-year-old told investigators that he and the 17-year-old passenger had even asked the driver to slow down as they approached a railroad crossing.
Many questions still remain unanswered as the investigation moves forward. The driver’s mother would not allow sheriff’s deputies to question her son while he was in the hospital, and the 17-year-old passenger was still in critical condition at the hospital as of Monday. The 14-year-old passenger told police investigators that the whole situation began Friday night when the driver texted him and the 17-year-old, saying that he wanted some fast food.
The unnamed 14-year-old told police that both he and the 17-year-old had been drinking and smoking marijuana, so they elected to walk to the 15-year-old driver’s house. They then drove off to pick up some Taco Bell and it wasn’t until the three boys where on their way back that the driver started to drive recklessly. It was then that the two passengers asked the driver to slow the car down and the 15-year-old lost control of the 1998 Toyota Camry, according to The Seattle Times.
The 14-year-old passenger told investigators that he didn’t think the driver had been drinking or smoking that night, but did admit that they often smoke and drink together. Because of this fact, police haven’t ruled out the possibility that the driver may have been driving under the influence. At this time, The Seattle Times has stated that no charges have been filed in the case, and that it still remained under investigation.
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