A US soldier who was drunk collided with a student couple who were both athletes and headed for college, killing both.
An egregious hit-and-run occurred in Anchorage on Sunday, killing Amelia Nowak, 18, and Derek Duerr, 20.
The couple was slain when an alleged US soldier named Matthew Davis’ pickup truck slammed into their vehicle.
According to People, Davis allegedly participated in three different multi-vehicle collisions that day.
He allegedly struck Amelia and Derek’s automobile before swerving and hitting a third and final vehicle. He was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the pickup truck rammed into the young couple’s car as it was stopped at an intersection.
Their automobile slammed into a tree and erupted into flames as a result of the impact of the collision. Before firefighters could save them, the couple passed away.
Before the deadly collision, Davis was allegedly seen by a witness travelling between 80 and 90 miles per hour, according to Anchorage Daily News.
According to People, court documents indicate that Davis was charged with two charges of manslaughter and one count of driving while intoxicated.
Davis, a soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, admitted to police that before getting behind the vehicle, he had consumed 10 to 15 alcoholic beverages at several places.
According to The Daily News, Davis’ blood alcohol content was three times the.08 percent legal limit.
Davis apparently admitted to investigators that he doesn’t recall operating a vehicle that day.
A court in Anchorage was informed by the deceased’s family members that their loved ones were receiving basketball scholarships to attend college in the autumn.
The two persons in that car, according to Amelia’s mother, “loved one other.”
“You have stolen my grandchildren from me. You have plundered the world and me.”