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Two teens injured in DUI crash

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office released new details about a DUI crash that injured two Shelby County teens Tuesday night.

Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, two 16-year-old girls were injured on Seed Tick Road when their car failed to negotiate a curve.

A neighbor said the car hit the tree so hard they heard the impact while watching TV inside.  When they came out to check, all the heard were the screams of the two teens girls.  They said they could not see because it was so dark and the headlights had been knocked out.

"If you don't stay around here and you don't really know these streets, you really have to do the speed limit," said neighbor Martha Macklin.

Investigators said the teenagers, both rising juniors at Arlington High School, were drinking an hour before the wreck.

"It's a teachable moment," said Chip Washington with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.  "Drinking and driving don't mix, like oil and water don't mix."

The passenger were flown to the MED in critical condition and have since been upgraded to serious.  Acquaintances said she suffered major injuries.

The driver will have to go to juvenile court on charges of DUI and reckless driving.

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office released new details about a DUI crash that injured two Shelby County teens Tuesday night.

Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, two 16-year-old girls were injured on Seed Tick Road when their car failed to negotiate a curve.

A neighbor said the car hit the tree so hard they heard the impact while watching TV inside.  When they came out to check, all the heard were the screams of the two teens girls.  They said they could not see because it was so dark and the headlights had been knocked out.

"If you don't stay around here and you don't really know these streets, you really have to do the speed limit," said neighbor Martha Macklin.

Investigators said the teenagers, both rising juniors at Arlington High School, were drinking an hour before the wreck.

"It's a teachable moment," said Chip Washington with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.  "Drinking and driving don't mix, like oil and water don't mix."

The passenger were flown to the MED in critical condition and have since been upgraded to serious.  Acquaintances said she suffered major injuries.

The driver will have to go to juvenile court on charges of DUI and reckless driving.

Investigators said the passenger had an injured back and neck and the driver had a sprained ankle.

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