Princeton, TX — A local student from Princeton High was killed early Sunday morning (November 10, 2013) after a single-car accident. Steven Chaney, 17, was killed along with a 17-year old male from McKinney North High School after their car crashed along Monte Carlo Boulevard.
Police said that 19-year old Josh Bartlett was driving a red Mazda along Monte Carlo carrying 7 passengers, though the car only has 5 seat belts. As Bartlett navigated a curve in the road at Florence Drive, he lost control and struck a curb before hitting a fire hydrant.
The car drove into a nearby field and Chaney and the student from McKinney North were ejected from the Mazda. They died at the scene while Bartlett and his four remaining passengers were taken to a hospital. At least one person was listed in critical condition.
The investigation into the accident is supposed to be ongoing and police haven’t said why Barlett lost control of the car.
Scene of the Accident