While Texas Church Mourns, Teen Who Fell Asleep at the Wheel, Crashing Vehicle that Killed Majority of his Family, Will Not Be Charged

This Texas family was headed to Disney World when a fatal wreck killed five family members. (Photo: Courtesy Photo)
This Texas family was headed to Disney World when a fatal wreck killed five family members.
(Photo: Courtesy Photo)

As a church in Terrell, Texas, mourned members of a family of five killed last week on their way to Disney World, a district attorney here said he would drop charges against the 16-year-old driver accused of causing the accident.

The teen, whose name was not released, was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe on Interstate 20 near Calhoun, La., about 240 miles east of Terrell and 15 miles west of Monroe when he admitted he fell asleep at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and lost control of the vehicle.

Six of the eight occupants of the vehicle — including parents Michael and Trudi Hardman of Terrell and children Dakota Watson, 15, Kaci Hardman, 4, and Adam Hardman, 7 — were ejected. Five died.

They were heading to Disney World outside of Orlando, Fla., for a Thanksgiving vacation.

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Source: USA Today | Barbara Leader, The (Monroe, La.) News-Star

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