A fatal car crash in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania took the lives of three young women and left one critically injured. According to CBS Philadelphia, there is disturbing video of the women drinking heavily on Snapchat before the crash yesterday.
The crash occurred on Library Road before 1 a.m. Authorities found a Mitsubishi Outlander had collided with a telephone pole and split it. Power lines were also brought down as a result. Four women were in the car. The 21-year-old driver, Paige Nicole Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene, as was 17-year-old Heather Camisa. Bianca Herwig, 23, died after being taken to the hospital and 21-year-old Brookee Elizabeth, who was ejected from the vehicle, is in critical condition.
The latter's sister says that the young women were not heavy partiers but that night was different. "Nothing crazy ever happened. But last night, things went to the left really quick.”
Per CBS, police believe that intoxication by alcohol was the cause for the crash. “This was a very tragic accident, and it serves as an example of what can happen when you mix alcohol and driving in a vehicle,” said Police Chief Tim O’Conner.
Prior to the crash, there are several Snapchat videos that apparently show the young women drinking hours before the crash. Authorities believe that the women were drinking inside the car, as an empty bottle of vodka was recovered.
Conner calls this the worst car crash he's seen in 40 years.