Huntsville police probe crash that killed 2 teens

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police Sgt. Mark Roberts says a pickup truck was fleeing police when it crashed into a car Friday night, killing 19-year-old Tad Joseph Mattle and 16-year-old Leigh Anna Jimmerson.

But Roberts says the officer wasn't in hot pursuit. He says the
officer was "trying to catch up" to the truck to read the license
plate number and was not immediately behind the truck.

More details may be released Monday.

Roberts says the driver of the truck, 25-year-old Felix
Dominguez Ortiz, will be charged with two counts of murder when he
is released from Huntsville Hospital.

Ortiz was in critical condition.

A memorial for the teens was held Sunday.
Information from: The Huntsville Times,

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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