Family Members Of Teen Involved In Fatal Crash Cited For Providing Alcohol At Party

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — It was a devastating crash that killed three teenagers and another driver in January. The teens were driving the wrong way down Route 50. Now family members of one of those teens are in trouble with the law.

Meghan McCorkell has the new details in the case.

The mother and older brother of one of the teens killed are now charged with throwing a party and serving alcohol to minors the night of that deadly accident.

Police say an alcohol-filled house party may be to blame for a deadly crash that killed three teens and another driver. Police say Brittany Walker, 19, was under the influence when she drove her car the wrong way for miles down Route 97, then Route 50. She crashed head-on into a BMW, killing herself and two passengers, Zachary Rose and Breanna Franco. The driver of the BMW, 55-year-old Terry Wayne Davis, also died.

Now, police say the teens were coming from a party at Franco’s Severna Park home. Franco’s mother, 44-year-old Debby, and her 23-year-old brother Joshua have been cited for giving the teens alcohol.

“My clients deny that they ever furnished anybody with alcohol who was not of legal age and they look forward to their day in court to clear their names,” said attorney David Fischer, who is representing the family.

He says these allegations are false and come at a very difficult time for the family.

“They have absolutely been devastated, the entire family,” Fischer said. “Every time I’ve spoken to them, they’re practically in tears.”

If the Francos are found guilty of providing alcohol to minors, they face a maximum $500 fine. They wouldn’t face any jail time because they only received a civil citation. They were not charged criminally.

Investigators say the driver of the BMW, Terry Wayne Davis, was also under the influence.

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  • Kathryn

    You do something that killed four people & endangered dozens more and it only costs $500? What is wrong with this picture?

    I thought endangering people, especially your own children, was serious, but I guess not. What kind of parent lets their child leave home at that hour let alone get into a car with a drunk driver???

    • rdnkkkgrl

      i live right down the street from severna park theres alotta partying n drugs going around there dont people no w if there at the scene beeing over age w/under age kids someones going downether they serve minors alcohol or not and y the hell if they did serve them alcohol y didnt they take there keys first hey tell em u want alcohol hand over the keys first thats really wierd cause drunks usually never get hurt in a accident its usually the innocent who die or get hurt………..just saying!!!

      • peter o neil

        Are you drinking & drunk now as U write this?

  • just sayin'

    Jeff, its very interesting that you see this as a racial problem. You appear to be implying that black children don’t use alcohol. But what, may I ask, is the penalyt for parents permitting the use of crack cocaine at a gathering of minors? When was the last time that parents were charged with that?

    • jeff

      well i dont know where they have gatherings of minors for crack and cocaine, but i sure do know white people give alcohol too their kids at parties. they think its cool and hip and all their friends will like the parents for letting them drink. know its stupid and now look what it has caused. still i believe that the teenager knew she should not be drinking so its her fault period. nobody made her drink she wanted too

      • Laura

        You know that *all* white people give their kids alcohol? I’m afraid that you are misinformed — some PEOPLE give their children alcohol, but quite honestly, the only time I was ever offered alcohol when I was underage was by a parent of color. I don’t see this as a racial issue. It’s a parenting issue. My parents (who are white), never offered me or any of my siblings alcohol. Nor will I ever provide it to my children.

  • badmanbart

    Four people are in the ground forever & the people who caused it are those four people. The providers of the alcohol should receive a stiffer penalty than $500. That is almost like sneering at the law. Md is real f…k’d up & I hold legislators & booze lobbtists accountable as well.

  • The mechanic

    It’s all george Bush’s fault.

    • Steve Wilson

      Right on!

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  • GM

    The people who provided the alcohol should be charged with a serious charge. They let the person drive drunk also. This is disgusting.

  • badmofo

    It’s the black & mexicans fault for making us work so hard to support them & their breed of illegitimate bunch that at the end of the week we all need to get drunk to relax. Yeah, throw in OMalley up the alley too.

  • Del

    Correct me if I’m wrong but the minor who was intoxicated that ran the
    semi off the bay bridge – the person or establishment that provided the
    alcohol was not cited. Why is the case different?


      This case is different because the kids were UNDER AGE and an ADULT supposedly gave them the alcohol and then let them drink and drive and then kill people –

  • adraine

    Poor white dirty people

    • issac

      Adraine, Bite me c…t.

  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    After two wars spanning ten years, the U.S. Military has become proficient in its concealment and use of torture. Torture is also being used by the DOJ (Department Of Justice) to help fabricate evidence and punish dissent.

    The FBI and DEA use sleep deprivation, drugging, humiliation, psycological stress, stress positions, threats of violence, threats of death, etc… Suspects respond better to suggestion and hyptotism which in turn make for higher conviction rates.

    I know this because it is happening to me. They have been harassing me for 20 years.

  • angel

    saadkingof the rings

  • tabs

    to all the people who are talking so much smack and the family…you werent there that night. so stop talking about. she would NEVER “kill” her child or any of her friends. and she certainly wouldnt let her leave the house. bre was the center of her moms whole world. so before you continue to be ignorant find out the real story

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