Alcohol & Me: 'It was a scene from a horror movie'

Posted by Marc Lester on October 12, 2013 

Carlos Salazar was one of five people in the vehicle that Citari Townes-Sweatt was driving on June 30, 2013. A collision at Boniface Parkway and DeBarr Road killed Townes-Sweatt and injured Salazar. He's photographed at home with his daughter, Penelope, and son, Carlos Montana.

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Carlos Salazar, a 21-year-old father of two, was riding in the back seat of a Monte Carlo when the sedan was T-boned June 30 by a drunken driver, according to police. The crash killed Salazar’s friend, Citari Townes-Sweatt, and began a string of deadly alcohol-related traffic deaths in the city.

"None of us remember getting hit by a car. I woke up and then I looked over at the driver’s seat, because I didn’t know where I was at. I didn’t know what was going on. It was more like a dream. And then I looked over at the diver’s seat and there was a white sheet over my friend."

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