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Driver in fatal Wake Forest crash hadn't been drinking

Posted July 5, 2011 12:27 p.m. EDT

— A toxicology report released Tuesday shows that the driver of a car that crashed a month ago in Wake Forest, killing three teens, didn't have alcohol in his system.

The state Highway Patrol said Austin Leonard Flowers was driving his Dodge Challenger at more than 120 mph on June 5 when he lost control at the intersection of Old Pearce and Zebulon roads and slammed into a tree.

Flowers, 16, of Wake Forest, Lane Meyer, 16, of Wake Forest, and Matt Speight, 17, of Raleigh, were killed.

A third passenger in the car, Brenden Pearce, 16, of Wake Forest, suffered serious injuries but has been released from WakeMed.