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Alexis Butler, 18, dies week after collision on Redstone Drive in Arlington, Texas
The man driving the pickup told investigators that he looked down from the roadway while performing a “re-test” on an ignition interlock device attached to the vehicle when the crash occurred, according to the release.
A memorial candlelight vigil and balloon release for Butler is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at Battle Creek’s Linear Park at the Underground Railroad Sculpture between Capital Avenue NE and Division Street N.
The driver said he was ordered to blow into an ignition interlock device every 15 to 20 minutes while driving to show he had not been drinking. He said that’s why his eyes left the road.
As he drove along Redstone Drive, Cowan alleges the interlock device fell into the floor board of his vehicle. He bent down to retrieve the interlock device and was unable to see the roadway.