Three minors die in crash after man gives them liquor in Texas

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Police in Odessa, Texas, have made an arrest in connection with the fatal crash that killed three teenagers and put two more in the hospital last month, officials said on Thursday.

Carlos Thompson, 22, faces two counts of purchasing alcohol for a minor after turning himself in to authorities, the Odessa Police Department announced on their Facebook Page.

The crash occurred at 2:55 a.m. on Sept. 19 after Thompson purchased alcohol at a grocery store and then supplied it to two of the teenagers. Five teens, including the two Thompson met up with, attended a party before the crash, police said.

The teens apparently left the party in two different vehicles — a Ford F-150 pickup and GMC Terrain — and were later involved in the crash.

Kaenan Garms, 19, Evan Hill, 18, and Andrew Nading, 19 were killed in the crash while two others were taken to the hospital, where their conditions have been upgraded from critical to fair and good condition, CBS7 reported.

The crash occurred when Garms, who was driving the F-150 pickup with Hill in the back seat, ran a stop sign and was hit by theTerrain that was being driven by Nading, CBS7 reported. The passengers with Nading, Benjamin Luna, 19, and D’Morriyon Breaux, 18, were transported to the hospital.

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TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated).

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