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A Nov. 1 single-car crash that killed a driver and injured five other teens was a result of alcohol use and excessive speed, Webster police announced Friday.

Brody Spade, 18, was drunk when his car left the road and collided with a tree around 1:05 a.m. after leaving "an underage drinking party in Webster," Police Chief Joseph Rieger said. The crash happened on Gasberry Lane.?

Original story: One teen killed, five others injured in Webster crash

Update: Two teens injured in deadly Webster crash out of hospital; 3 others in satisfactory condition

Spade, a 2020 Webster Schroeder High School graduate, had a blood-alcohol content of at least two times the legal threshold, Webster Police Investigator Gretchen O'Dea said.

Of the six occupants in the car, only one was wearing a seat belt, police said. The five other occupants, ages 16 to 18, were each injured. Two are still recovering from their serious injuries, Rieger said.

The teen who hosted the party has been charged and directed toward Monroe County Family Court, police said. Police didn't identify the teen who hosted the party or those were passengers in the car.

Police also didn't reveal the location of the party. O'Dea said the teen's parents were unaware of the Halloween party.

"Failure to use seat belts contributed to the level of injuries suffered by the occupants of the vehicle," Rieger said.

Rieger said this crash highlights the dangers of consuming alcohol before driving and also the risk of driving above the posted speed limit.

"We are asking young people in our community to please be cautious and make good decisions when socializing with friends," Rieger said.

He said it is imperative for parents to have conversations with their children about teen driving and passenger safety. Distracted driving leads to many crashes, he added.

Webster schools superintendent Carmen Gumina said tragedies like this are the "worst part of any educator's job." Five of the teens involved were either current or former students in the district.?

"It takes a toll, not only on the families and obviously for Brody's family, I can't even express what they must be going through," Gumina said. "It takes a toll on their friends, on their teachers, and on the entire community. We as educators, and as parents, we hope we never get that phone call. And we try as best we can to share with them and to teach them our teens, here's what you shouldn't be doing."

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