Fatal car accidents are one of the top causes of deaths for teenagers in the United States. The CDC released records that indicate 6 teens die in automobile crashes every day. Inexperience is one of the major factors leading to these crashes, as young teens with fewer than two years of driving experience are not necessarily experienced enough to recognize and respond appropriately to dangerous situations. Distracted driving is another major factor for teens being involved in fatal auto accidents along with being more likely to not be wearing a seatbelt.
My Sun Coast reports on a 19-year-old facing multiple charges after the SUV she was driving rolls over, killing one of her passengers.
The crash occurred at about 2:30 am. on Saturday morning in North Port. Police responded after getting calls of a single-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Joewood Circle and Genip Court. Upon arriving at the scene, police found a 17-year-old female deceased. She had been ejected from the vehicle and died on scene. According to reports, the rollover occurred while approximately 13 people were inside and on the roof of a Toyota SUV while it was in motion. Three other passengers were taken to the hospital, and two of those were airlifted. The 19-year-old driver of the SUV was identified as Stephanie G. Evrard, is believed to have been under the influence at the time of the crash.
She is facing charges of DUI manslaughter and three counts of DUI causing injury.