Women accused of providing alcohol to teenagers before deadly crash

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GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) A Gatesville woman and her adult daughter turned themselves in late Wednesday afternoon after they were named in multi-count indictments charging providing alcohol to a minor following a crash in April that left two local high school students dead.

Brittany Hallman & Morgan Hallman

Brittany Hallman, 47, and her daughter Morgan Hallman, 25, were booked into the Coryell County jail early Wednesday evening.

They were later released after posting bond.

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

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.

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 approximately 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.

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