Investigation Shows Speed & Alcohol Caused Fatal Wreck
SHERMAN, TX -- The investigation into a fatal accident on highway 82 in Sherman that killed two local teens is now complete. Sherman police say both speed and alcohol led to the wreck and they have made an arrest. Deeda Payton has the details.
The investigation revealed that the teens were traveling 100 mph when the car flipped and alcohol was a contributing factor. But, police say they don't know if it was the key factor.
The crash happened January third along this stretch of 82 near highway 289 just after midnight. An 18-year-old Sherman man and a 16-year-old girl from Whitesboro were killed in the crash. A 16-year-old boy from Sherman was the only survivor. "We don't have toxicology reports back for the driver as of yet, we have identified two person and arrested one of them that provided alcohol to these minors," said Cpl. Brad Gibson.
Sherman police have arrested 24-year-old Jason Boren for providing and selling alcohol to a minor which is a class a misdemeanor punishable by six months to two years in prison.
There is an outstanding warrant for another Sherman resident and local convenience store clerk who is also accused of giving alcohol to the teens. Police aren't releasing the name, but say the man is 22-years-old.
Deeda Payton, KTEN News.