Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured, records show.
The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car crash, Stephen Stoll, 23, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, according to toxicology reports released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Stoll also reportedly had marijuana in his system.
The vehicle, which was equipped with five seat belts, was traveling southbound on San Fernando Boulevard at a high speed at around 4 a.m. on Sept. 28 when Stoll lost control near the Scott Road off-ramp.
After the vehicle slammed into a guard rail and a concrete freeway abutment, it caught fire. The lone survivor, Savannah Underwood, 18, managed to crawl out of the vehicle before it caught fire. She sustained broken bones in her right leg and a crushed pelvis from the crash.