ROCKVILLE, Md. - A winding road in Olney is now the site for teens to grieve. Losing three friends at once shouldn't happen.
"Everyone is so sad," said Amelia Bell, the victim’s friend.
Now there is new information about the crash that killed 18-year-old Haeley McGuire and Spencer Datt, along with 20-year-old John Hoover. Only one passenger survived.
Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy says the driver, 20-year-old Kevin Coffay, went to at least two parties and was drinking before his car slammed into a tree early Sunday morning.
He took off. Police dogs helped in the search before finding Coffay three hours later. The force was so hard debris was lodged in a tree.
"It's Russian roulette every single weekend. And now at prom time, there's more parties," said Mike Gimbel, St. Joseph Medical Center.
Gimbel speaks to teens before celebrating. In fact, on Tuesday he will show the dangers to seniors and their parents at Maryvale Prep School, where they mandate an education program for seniors to attend their prom.
Gimbel says parents can't be afraid of disappointing their kids, and they must communicate.
"If you find yourself in a dangerous position, you're with someone who's drinking, maybe you had something to drink. Call me, call us," said Gimbel.
But he says parents should never send the message that it's okay for their kids to drink underage.
Gimbel brings out the gadgets to ensure parents aren't naive. A flask at the bottom of a flip flop may be a surprise.
The deadly crash will get the conversation going at Maryvale. It killed three but changed the lives of five families.
"I've known Haeley since the third grade. And she was a very bright girl, and it's very sad that this had to happen," said Bell.
Police have not released the results of the blood analysis for Coffay to see if he was over Maryland's limit of .08. In court on Monday, the judge reduced his bail to $50,000.
Haeley McGuire's family went from planning her graduation party to her funeral. She would have graduated in two weeks.
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