CALGARY - Two teens killed in a car crash early Wednesday left a nearby house party in a cab, but used it to get to their own vehicle, according to friends.
Josh Wozny and Spencer Hanson, both 18, were at a house party Tuesday night with a group of high school friends, celebrating the fact many are moving off to university in the coming days.
As the group began leaving, friends who were there said a parent of the host offered to call -- and pay for -- cabs.
The friends, who tearfully gathered at the crash scene on Wednesday, said Wozny and Hanson left the party in a cab, but took it to get a 2002 Subaru Impreza, which slammed into a pole at Elbow Dr. and 30 Ave. S.W. about 1:30 a.m.
Both Wozny and Hanson were pronounced dead at the scene.
Traffic Sgt. Colin Foster said the Impreza was travelling north at a high rate of speed on Elbow Dr. when it failed to make a left-hand turn onto 30 Ave. S.W. and hit the utility pole, which was backed by a one metre brick retaining wall.
"At this time we are investigating whether speed, which we still believe to be a considerable factor in this collision, or alcohol, may be a factor," Foster said. "The speed limit in that location is 40 km/h, and looking at the damage to the vehicle and our own experience, I'm suggesting (the Impreza's speed) was way in excess."
Both were wearing seatbelts.