Created on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:10
A Horsham teenager is accused of crashing his car while driving drunk and killing two friends. 19-year-old Connor McNicholas is charged with numerous offenses, including homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. Authorities say he had a blood alcohol level about 1 1/2 times the legal limit for adult drivers, or five times the legal limit for minors. The crash, shortly before 1:30am on Saturday, August 6, killed Edward Coombs and Robert Nagel, both 19-year-old Hatboro-Horsham High School graduates. Police Say McNicholas was driving at about 100 miles per hour when he ran his Honda Civic off of Witmer Road near Norristown Road in Horsham, striking several trees. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman says the teens had attended a party where they were drinking alcohol, and police found open bottles of rum and brandy at the crash scene.