Two drunken-driving suspects both under the legal drinking age were involved in a violent collision in Fort Worth, Texas, early Saturday, killing two young children and injuring four adults.
Police said a Dodge pickup collided with a Ford Taurus carrying five people at Mitchell Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10.
The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Jared Allen Clark, faces two charges of intoxication manslaughter and three charges of intoxication assault, police said. The driver of the Taurus, 18-year-old David Roger Whitworth, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age.
Saturday’s accident was the second high-profile deadly crash involving drunken-driving suspects in North Texas in less than a week. John Patrick Barton, 30, faces two counts of murder after, authorities say, he crashed into a car April 4 in Lewisville, killing Kandace Hull, 33, and her 13-year-old daughter, Autumn Caudle.
Source: dallasnews.com (Photo: Robert Flagg)
Young people are over-represented in driving accidents involving alcohol. People aged 16 to 24 are involved in 28 percent of all alcohol-related driving accidents.
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