Car “doing doughnuts” in Willis flips over, killing a 16-year-old passenger


Police arrested a teenager in Montgomery County early Saturday after she crashed a car that she and her friends were joy riding in and one of the passengers was killed, authorities said.

Montgomery County Justice of Peace Wayne Mack said the 17-year-old driver and two friends were in a Toyota Corolla “doing doughnuts” and racing in the parking lot of a food mart on FM 1097 and South Woodson Street in Willis around 4:45 a.m. The car struck a wire supporting a utility pole and flipped.

“Unfortunately, one of the occupants of the vehicle, when the vehicle rolled, he was injured and pronounced deceased at the scene,” Mack said.

All the occupants were minors, Mack said. A 16-year-old boy died and another passenger, his 17-year-old sister, suffered minor injuries.

The driver was unharmed. Police said they conducted a mandatory blood draw on the driver to test for alcohol, and they also found open containers in the car. She was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and police planned to file a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

“It’s just very said,” Mack said. “Pray that people will pray for their family. It’s a very difficult, difficult time.”

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Freelance videographer Scott Engle contributed to this report



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