Prosecutors charged a Lee’s Summit teenager Monday in the deaths of two friends in a February car wreck.
Collin Carter, 18, allegedly was driving nearly twice the speed limit while trying to pass in a no-passing zone when he lost control of his vehicle in front of oncoming traffic.
Prosecutors charged him Monday with two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and one assault count related to driving while intoxicated.
Nathan Giron, 18, died at the scene. Courtney Tanner Rardin, 18, died at an Independence hospital.
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Carter also was injured in the Feb. 1 crash.
The accident occurred as Carter drove north on Southwest Pryor Road.
According to court documents, Carter attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone while driving 80 to 90 mph in a 45-mph zone. Oncoming southbound traffic caused Carter to swerve back into the northbound lane, “causing him to begin losing control.”
He “over-corrected, causing his vehicle to swerve and slide across the center of the roadway and into the southbound lane,” according to the report.
An oncoming vehicle crashed into the Carter’s car.
Carter allegedly was driving while under the influence of a central nervous system depressant.
Giron and Carter attended Lee’s Summit West High School. Rardin graduated from the school last year.
The driver of the southbound vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Prosecutors have asked for Carter’s bond to be set at $75,000.