Third arrest made after crash that killed 2 local teenagers

Anthony Bigham. (Jail photo)
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GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) The investigation of a one-vehicle crash that killed two Gatesville teenagers after a party at which authorities say alcohol and marijuana were provided to minors has led to a third arrest.

Anthony Bigham, 19, turned himself in after he was indicted on seven counts of delivery of marijuana to a minor and remained in the Coryell County Jail Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $35,000.

Kyle Tennison and Ethan Sandell, both 16, died shortly after 1 a.m. on April 27 after the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet pickup in which they were riding lost control of the truck, which left the roadway and crashed into a tree on Cedar Ridge Road about one-half mile north of Old Osage Road outside of Gatesville.

The two were sophomores at Gatesville High School.

A third teenager who survived the crash, whose name has not been released, is recovering from the injuries.

Brittany Hallman, 47, and her daughter Morgan Hallman, 25, were booked into the Coryell County jail on May 22 and were later released after posting bond after they turned themselves in following their indictment on multiple counts of providing alcohol to a minor in connection with the deadly crash.

Brittany Hallman, whose bonds totaled $32,000, was named in an indictment handed up on May 21 charging 10 counts of providing alcohol to a minor, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of making a false statement to police.

She's accused of "contributing alcohol to a minor, (and) intentionally or knowingly (destroying or concealing) alcoholic containers with (the) intent to impair its availability as evidence in the investigation or official proceeding," according to the indictments.

She's also accused of making a false statement when she told an investigator "she was not present at 408 Cedar Ridge during the time persons under the age of 21 were consuming alcohol on April 26 or April 27" at the residence, according to the indictments.

Her daughter, whose bonds totaled $25,000, was named in a 10-count indictment that charges providing alcohol to a minor.

Sources say the teenagers were at a party at Brittany Hallman’s home before the deadly crash.