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Seattle teen, best friend die in crash while driving home from his birthday celebration

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A man suspected of driving while intoxicated and on drugs has been charged two months after he rammed a vehicle with two teenagers at 100 miles an hour, killing them instantly.

Delfino Lopez-Morales, 36, faces two counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of Riley Danard, 18, and Khalea Theouk, 18, who were killed on March 22.

Court documents released this week indicate the man was driving 55 miles over the speed limit and in the wrong direction on the West Seattle Bridge.

The crash happened just after midnight, hours after Danard turned 18, and as the teenagers were heading home after celebrating his milestone birthday.

Khalea Theouk, 18 years old

Riley Danard (left) and Khalea Theouk were killed instantly when the sedan they were driving in on March 22 was hit head-on by a vehicle being driven by a suspected drunk driver.

A man suspected of drunk driving and drugged has been charged two months after he rammed a vehicle with two teenagers at 100 miles an hour, killing them instantly

A man suspected of drunk driving and drugged has been charged two months after he rammed a vehicle with two teenagers at 100 miles an hour, killing them instantly

According to local reports, police administered a test three hours after the crash and found his blood alcohol level was 0.14, nearly double the legal limit.

Her THC level was also tested at 2.8. Inside his car, officers reportedly found an empty beer bottle on his passenger seat.

Lopez-Moralez had borrowed the white truck he was driving from a friend.

Shocking video from the scene shows Lopez-Morales’ vehicle speeding down the wrong side of the West Seattle Bridge seconds before the collision.

The collision itself was captured by Seattle Department of Transportation cameras, but has not been released by authorities.

He had rolled over a concrete curb that divides the lanes of the bridge.

Immediately after, traffic camera footage on the bridge captured cars on the bridge with severe damage to the front of each vehicle.

The Danard and Theouk sedan appeared totaled with the car’s hood completely folded into the front windshield.

The video shows passers-by rushing to help, running towards the bridge and opening the doors to try to get the three people in the two cars out.

The teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics and police arrived.

The teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene after EMTS and police arrived

The teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene after EMTS and police arrived

Immediately after, traffic camera footage on the bridge captured cars on the bridge with severe damage to the front of each vehicle.

Immediately after, traffic camera footage on the bridge captured cars on the bridge with severe damage to the front of each vehicle.

Court documents released earlier this week say the alleged drunk driver was seriously injured in the accident and is still recovering from his injuries.

Family members and friends spoke with KING 5 after the tragic collision and said the community would never be the same again.

“I will never get over the loss of my darling son Riley and his best friend Khalea. It’s a nightmare I will never wake up from,” said Kristie Danard, Riley’s mother.

“He was the kindest, sweetest, most loving young man with an incredibly bright future. Riley and Khalea were the most amazing people you could meet. They loved each other so much,” she continued.

“The world has lost two incredible people. Losing them will forever impact many lives,” the grieving mother said at the time.

The teenagers were longtime friends and both attended Snohomish High School, located about 30 miles northeast of Seattle.

Friends and classmates called the tragedy senseless.

A man suspected of drunk driving and drugged has been charged two months after he rammed a vehicle with two teenagers at 100 miles an hour, killing them instantly

A man suspected of drunk driving and drugged has been charged two months after he rammed a vehicle with two teenagers at 100 miles an hour, killing them instantly

“It didn’t need to happen, it shouldn’t have happened,” Kelsey Brogan, a friend of the Thouek family, told KING 5 in March.

GoFundMe pages created for the teens after their deaths raised $67,000 for Danard and Theouk’s funeral expenses.

Lopez-Morales was arrested at the scene after the crash. His bail was set at $250,000. He will then appear in court on June 15 for his arraignment.

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