The two Christian Brother High School students killed in a Valentine's Day crash were legally drunk and had Xanax in their systems, according to Collierville police.
"I hate this for this family," said mother and teacher Corey Martin.
The driver was identified as Christophe Kesterson, 17, of Collierville and Colin Kilgore, 18, of Cordova was the passenger in the one-car crash.
"Nobody wants to think about this, and nobody wants this family to go through this again, but the reality is when you mix drugs with alcohol and driving, death can happen," said Martin.
The Shelby County medical examiner's report said Kesterson had a blood-alcohol level of .251, while Kilgore's BAC registered .119.
Collierville police officers found several Miller Lite beer cans and an empty bottle of Jose Cuervo in the vehicle.
"I have a lot of kids who are 13, 14 years old and they're about to be getting their license and I want them to see this story," said Martin.
The crash happened near Reynolds and Shelby Drive in Collierville around 11 p.m., Feb. 14.
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