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Footage Simulates Crash that Killed Marcial Colmillo, Juan Cortes

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2011 | Car Accidents |

I have already blogged about the car wreck in which Marcial Aragon Colmillo and Juan Carlos Cortes-two young men from Greensboro, NC-unexpectedly lost their lives on March 25, 2011. They were killed by an underage drunk driver.

Ian Michael Smith, 20, of Archdale, was trying to evade police, speeding and driving the wrong way down West Market street when he slammed head-on into the pickup truck Mr. Colmillo was driving

I was curious about what it might have looked like to drive the wrong way down Market Street at a high rate of speed. Though this footage was taken during daylight, you might be able to imagine the scene that night:

Clearly, Mr. Smith must have been extremely intoxicated to have made the fateful choices he made on the night of March 25 (starting with the decision to drink underage and get behind the wheel!)

Sadly, two young men lost their lives as a consequence of Mr. Smith’s actions. Two others are recovering from injuries-Octivio Landin-Acosta and Amanda Leigh Tompkins-in addition to Mr. Smith himself. Friends and family, like Esmaralda Martinez, will never be the same after loosing their loved ones, Marcial and Juan.