Police: Alcohol, high speeds led to fatal crash

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say alcohol and speeds of near 140 mph contributed to a fatal wreck that killed three teens in Frankfort in April.

Troopers determined that an Audi driven by 18-year-old Nick Jacoby on April 1 may have overcorrected and spun out of control after having reached speeds between 139 and 145 mph. Two other 18-year-olds, Ben Laslie and Allen Williams, were also killed.

An accident report, obtained through an open records request by The State Journal, says Jacoby's blood alcohol level "would have a significant impact on his judgment and driving ability" (http://bit.ly/vGLwbL ).

The Audi hit an embankment, causing it to go airborne and roll into several trees. Police found the car engulfed in flames.

Michael Hawkins, attorney for Jacoby's family, declined comment on KSP's findings.


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