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Driver Was Going 157 MPH When He Slammed Into Another SUV Killing Teen: Cops

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Source: Fort Worth police; MEGA

Apr. 1 2022, Published 7:38 p.m. ET

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A man was doing more than twice the speed limit when he crashed into another car, killing a teen, authorities in Texas said.

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Bryce Abernathy, 22, was arrested by police in Fort Worth, Texas, this week and charged with manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault.

Around 11 p.m. on March 15, a white Camaro — driven by Abernathy — was driving on I-20 when it hit an SUV, according to Fort Worth police. The SUV’s driver was killed and two passengers were injured.

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The victim was identified as 19-year-old Shaundi Kyree Smallwood, according to WFAA.

Investigators determined that Abernathy was traveling at 157 mph in a 70-mph zone when the crash happened, according to Fort Worth police.

“Reckless driving is irresponsible, egregious and dangerous,” Fort Worth police said in a statement. “Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution and responsibility when operating a motor vehicle.”

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