Metro says underage drinking is the cause of deadly accident that killed a teen and critically injured four others Thursday evening. It happened at Tropical Parkway and Kylie Street, near the I-215 and Jones.
The Clark County Coroner's office says the driver of the vehicle was 18-year-old Lucio Sanchez, Jr. He tried to make the turn at the intersection but he was driving too fast. When he lost control, he slammed into a brick wall.
"We heard it. We heard the blast or the slam," said Kyle Carrell. The crash woke up Carrell from his afternoon nap. "It was a mess last night. The car was on its side, the rear end of it hit he wall," he said.
The other passengers, three 14-year-olds and one 17-year-old, were rushed to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.
Metro Fatal Accident Officer Bill Redfairn says all of them were drinking. "Anytime anybody is involved in an accident, it's difficult.