Montgomery County High School Sports Coach Allegedly Provided Alcohol to Teens Before Fatal Drunk Driving Crash
The Montgomery County Attorney said a woman in Pottstown and a former high school sports coach are facing criminal charges for allegedly supplying alcohol to a group of teenagers before the death of one of the young people in a drunk driving crash in August last year.
Kelsey Martin, 35, was charged with six counts of providing alcohol to minors on Tuesday in connection with a bicycle crash in North Coventry, Chester County on August 10, 2020 related. The accident resulted in the death of 18-year-old Louis in Carbajal and the 18-year-old driver Connor Quinn was charged with driving a car.
Martin allegedly met the victims while working as an athletic coach at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, and three of the four teenagers have graduated.
Allegedly, on the night of the accident, Martin had Carbajal, Quinn and two other teenagers at home, where she served them alcohol and drank with them on her back deck until they left at around 5 am
When the plane crashed, Quinn has a blood alcohol content of 0.176, Which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.
A police report at the time revealed that Quinn allegedly drove recklessly at high speed before a car accident in the 1200 block of South Hanover Street around 5:40 AM, where Quinn’s Acura hit a telephone pole. Two other teenagers in the car were also injured at Martin’s home. According to reports, the authorities also found containers of alcoholic beverages in the car.
Carbajal is a wrestler at Spring-Ford High School and has been planning to attend Kutztown University.
Investigators said that earlier last summer, Martin offered alcohol to two of the teenagers on another occasion.
Martin’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 12.