Last Friday, police released more details on a crash that killed one teen and injured four others when a car broke through the seawall last weekend.
Irvin Ruiz, 18, the front passenger, died at the scene, and four other teenagers were hurt in the 12:08 a.m. Sunday crash in the 100 block of Seawall Boulevard near East Beach, Galveston police said.
Luis Aguirre, 16, of Texas City was hospitalized and listed in critical condition on Monday at the University of Texas Medical Branch, but his condition Friday wasn’t immediately known. The other occupants had non- life-threatening injuries.
The teens were leaving a gathering on East Beach and were traveling west on the seawall, police Lt. Michael Gray said. A police report released Friday states the Mustang traveled at a high rate of speed on the dry road.
Witnesses said the Mustang changed lanes from left to right, and the driver lost control a short time later. The car started a side skid then went off the seawall, and all the passengers were thrown from the car, the report states. It is unclear whether the Mustang was a convertible.
The car came to rest in some brush. The driver, 19, told police he couldn’t remember much about what happened in the accident, the report states. The driver was unlicensed, the report states. No charges have been filed, police said.
The report states unsafe speed contributed to the crash. Police had no preliminary indication that intoxication played a role in the wreck; however, the driver voluntarily provided a blood sample for testing.
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