ALTOONA - Speed was definitely a factor in a violent wreck, and police are just awaiting the results of toxicology tests to confirm their belief that alcohol played a role as well.
The crash happened Sunday around 1:30 a.m.
Police said Heather Mozley,29, was driving at least 60 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone on 6th Avenue in Altoona-- heading east-- when she lost control of her SUV just before 12th Street.
It first hit a parked vehicle, then slid along a sidewalk before sideswiping a home and some concrete steps and landscaping. The SUV then went airborne and flipped over at 12th Street.
The vehicle did not have a driver's side window because of a previous incident. Mozley was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially thrown from the vehicle.
It then slid into another home and hit a utility pole. That's when her passenger, 22-year-old Zachary Reed, was thrown from the vehicle.
Both died at the scene.
Mozley and Reed were in a relationship and police believe they had been drinking somewhere earlier in the evening.
Lead investigator Sgt. Dan DeAntonio said now he's trying to help the families get some answers into what led up to the crash.
"Some individuals were with them earlier in the evening," said DeAntonio. "Maybe I can get some pre-trip events regarding where they were earlier in the night, get their mindset, see whether or not they were aggravated, anxious, happy or sad or what."
Sgt. DeAntonio said since both people involved were killed, there will be no criminal charges filed. However, the investigation continues until they get the toxicology tests back.
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