The 17-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang that crashed in July in Wise County, killing four of his passengers, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.03 -- below the legal limit of 0.08 -- but he could still face charges, officials said Tuesday.
Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety are awaiting toxicology tests to determine whether Danny Ray Nalley of Fort Worth will face criminal charges in the deadly wreck.
"They requested a complete toxicology screening be done, which will also show anything else in the system," DPS trooper Lonny Haschel said. Because Texas' legal drinking age is 21, Nalley could face charges for drinking and driving.
Nalley, a graduate of Saginaw High School, and four friends were reportedly returning from a party at LBJ Grasslands when the crash occurred shortly before 3:30 a.m. July 23 on Farm Road 730 near County Road 2445.
DPS officials have said Nalley was traveling south on the farm road when he passed another vehicle in a no-passing zone, driving into the path of a northbound Ford F-350 pickup.
Nalley and the pickup driver swerved into a ditch, where their vehicles collided.
Killed in the crash were Kevin Brickey, 19, of Blue Mound; Vincent "Vinnie" Williams, 19, of Wakefield, Mass.; Vincent James LaGrassa, 19, of Fort Worth; and John Darren Rangel, 17, of Highlands.