By WBTV Web Staff | December 27, 2020 at 4:27 PM EST – Updated December 28 at 9:18 PM
SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) – A 17-year-old was killed and several other teenagers were injured in a single-car crash Sunday in Salisbury.
The crash happened just after 6:30 a.m. on Jake Alexander Boulevard.
Police say a 19-year-old was driving a 2014 Mercedes SUV toward Statesville Boulevard when he lost control and crashed into a tree.
The driver suffered minor injuries. A 17-year-old was killed in the crash. He has been identified by family as Felipe Gainey.
An 18-year-old and a 16-year-old are in critical condition, according to Salisbury police.
The driver, 19-year-old Alex Garcia, has been charged with Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle and Failure to maintain his lane of travel.
Police say speed and drug use are suspected. Police confirmed on Monday that marijuana and mushrooms were found in the Mercedes. Further charges are pending.
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