Blood-Alcohol Level Of Man Killed In Late-Night Crash Was Twice Legal Limit

TEMPLE (November 9, 2012)--John Jarrett Colton Carter, 26, of Gatesville, who died after the car he was driving slammed into a pickup truck on Oct. 16 at an intersection in Temple, had a blood alcohol level of 0.188 at the time of the crash, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, police said Friday.

Four other people were injured in the late-night crash at the intersection of Airport Road and Research Parkway

Carter and a woman whose name was not released were northbound on Research at a high rate of speed when Carter ran the stop sign at the intersection and his car collided with the pickup in which two men and a woman were headed west on Airport, police said.

Several of the victims were ejected from the vehicles, police said.

Carter and the other four people were taken to Scott & White Hospital where Carter died.

The two men in the pickup suffered serious injuries and the woman suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

The woman who was riding in the passenger car with Carter was also seriously injured.


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