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Police: Teen crash caused by speed, alcohol

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Police say a combination of excessive speed and alcohol caused a car with four teenagers to veer off a York County road and roll multiple times in a field at the corner of Junction and Williams Grove roads in Carroll Township.

"It was chaos," said James Jackson, who lives across the street from where the teenagers crashed shortly after midnight Thursday.

Jackson saw a car on its roof and into a tree and a street sign that was sheered in half.

"To be honest with you, I really thought that somebody was killed. The car was just smashed to pieces," Jackson said.

Police said all four teens were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

"It could have proved deadly for all four occupants," Carroll Township Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer said. "Obviously, it wasn't just through an act of a miracle, but many drunk drivers aren't so lucky."

Police said their initial investigation indicated the 16-year-old driver lost control due to excessive speeding and being under the influence. 

"Just another example of alcohol and underage consumers not mixing," Jackson said. "Alcohol and driving just doesn't mix."


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