Authorities released body-camera video on Tuesday showing the aftermath of a fatal crash in Oklahoma, allegedly caused by a teen accused of driving 150 mph in a Ford Mustang.
Video obtained from the Stillwater Police Department by Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR showed the mangled Mustang on its side and a red Chevrolet Impala that appeared to be wrecked. The collision happened on October 15 in Stillwater, about 64 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
The video shows a police officer racing from car to car, searching for survivors and talking to witnesses.
“I just heard a loud bang and saw a big old fireball flying over my car,” a man told the officer.
The driver of the Mustang, Luke House, 18, was charged with two first-degree murders – one for the death of his passenger, identified by police as Ryan Begnaud, 18, and another for the death of the passenger in the Impala , identified as Jeremi Smith, 40, police said in a statement Friday.
The driver of the Impala was taken to hospital, police said. Her condition was not immediately clear.
The crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. on State Highway 51 as House was driving east in the western lanes of the road, police said.
He hit the Impala head-on before hitting a second occupied car in a supermarket parking lot and several more empty vehicles at a nearby car dealership, police said.
Vehicle records showed that House’s Mustang was traveling “more than” 250 mph, the department said.
House, who was briefly hospitalized, was arrested at home on Thursday without incident, police said. A House attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday night.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7, court records show.