Toxicology Results Negative on Trio Killed in Accident
The Walla Walla sheriff's department tells us that toxicology test results have been received on the three teens (Athena Bentley age 15, Uziel Bermoy age 16 and Aidan Boede age 17) involved in the May 25th, single vehicle accident, on Mill Creek Rd in Walla Walla. Lab results reveal that no alcohol or illicit drugs were detected in any of the victims.
15-year-old Athena Bentley was driving the car involved in the fatal single rollover crash.
She did not have a driver's license.
A representative with the Walla Walla Coroner's Office said three teenagers died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Autopsies showed Bentley died of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and torso; the investigation shows she was not wearing a seatbelt.
16-year-old Uziel Bermoy died of blunt force trauma to the head; he was seating in the front passanger's seat with a seatbelt on.
17-year-old Aidan Boede died of blunt force trauma to the head; he was sitting in the backseat with no seatbelt on.
The sheriff's office confirms speed wasa factor in the accident.
All three teens were students at Walla Walla High School.
Investigators say the Dodge Neon was travelling westbound on Mill Creek Rd. when it hit a dirt embankment, overcorrected and rolled while crossing the eastbound lanes, then crashing through a barbed-wire fence and landing on its roof.