Myspace Doesn't End At Death
Anthony Bostic, 17
Steven George, 18
Tim Steinberg, 18
-- Car Accident
Published Sunday, April 16, 2006 by Admin | E-mail this post
The 18-year-old driver of a car that careened off an overpass in Raleigh, killing four teens last month, was severely intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to his autopsy.
Baker Sterling Wood of Raleigh had a blood alcohol level of .21, according to a toxicology report completed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill. The legal blood alcohol level for drivers 21 years or older is below .08; there is no permissible level for drivers younger than 21.
Wood, along with three friends, Anthony Bostic, 17, Steven George, 18, and Timothy Steinberg, 18, were returning from Greenville at the time of the accident on March 4. They had journeyed 85 miles to join about Wakefield High students who watched their basketball team, the Wolverines, advance to the 4-A State Championship.
Police say Wood was driving his father's Mazda RX-8 at more than 100 mph when it hit a concrete barrier on the U.S. 64/264 exit onto the Beltline around Raleigh. The sports car skidded along the 3-foot-high wall for more than 400 feet before jumping the barrier and crashing to the ground nearly 60 feet below.
According to a search warrant, police found six empty beer cans scattered about the ground where the four teens were killed. The beer cans clearly came from the mangled car, according to the warrant.