Double Fatality a Result of Alcohol and No Seatbelts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police say none of the seven teenagers involved in the fatal crash early Sunday morning near I-35 and Roe was wearing seatbelts.
The crash killed an 18-year-old man named Alexis Medina, who was driving the car, and an 18-year-old woman named Karla Roledo.
Also inside the car at the time of the accident: One 15-year-old boy, two 16-year-old boys, a 17-year-old boy, and a 19-year-old woman.
All were thrown from the vehicle. Police told FOX 4 they found alcohol in the 2002 Ford Explorer.
They say someone noticed the Explorer driving suspiciously around Walmart. When police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. When it came to a curve, the driver lost control and hit a bridge pillar. All the teenagers were ejected and the car caught on fire.