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
says Jacoby's blood alcohol level "would have a significant impact on his judgment and driving ability".

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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