Police: Alcohol Found in Car Where 3 Hemet Teens Died

A police investigation continues into a single-car crash that killed three teenagers on Winchester Road early Saturday morning. Photo courte...

A police investigation continues into a single-car crash that killed three teenagers on Winchester Road early Saturday morning.
Photo courtesy of Erik Emens

Investigators looking into the single-car crash that killed three teenagers on Winchester Road Saturday reported today that alcohol was found in the vehicle, according to the Murrieta Police Department.

It is unknown at this time whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to a news release. This will not be known for weeks, when toxicology reports are received from the County Coroner's Office.

Investigators also reported that speed was a definite factor in the crash. No other vehicles were involved and a witness driving northbound on Winchester Road said the silver 2002 Lexus IS300 was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound just before it crashed into an open field between Max Gilliss Boulevard and Benton Road about 1:50 a.m.

It is not known who was driving, police said. The Coroner's Office has identified the victims as Tate Herman, 18; Anthony Aleman, 16; and Kile Kennedy III, age 13. All were residents of Hemet.

Police are seeking other witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Dave Hernandez at 951-461-6396.

Memorials have been set up and vigils held at the crash site.

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  1. Since the toxicology reports have not been released, I wonder why the police or media or whoever it is would even mention alcohol at this time.

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    1. They said the alcohol was found in the vehicle. They haven't said who was drinking yet. That's when toxicology comes in.

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