Karli and Kelsey Richarson, who were sisters and students at Grand Canyon University, were two of three people killed in a head-on crash in Arizona on Friday, April 14.
The fatal crash took place around 2:00 A.M. on April 14 when Keaton Allison, 22, was allegedly driving the wrong way down I-17 at a speed of about 80 miles per hour.
Allison crashed into the car being driven by Karli, 20, with Kelsey, 18, in the passenger seat. All three were killed.
Raul Garcia, spokesperson for DPS, said a 22-year-old man was the wrong-way driver while the two victims in the other car were sisters. Karli Arlene Richardson, 20, and her sister Kelsey Mae Richardson, 18, both of Mooresville, North Carolina, died in the crash, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
The two drivers were students at Grand Canyon University. They were identified as Karli Richardson and Keaton Allison Saturday afternoon. The school released a statement Friday:
While the Arizona Department of Public Safety is still investgating the crash, Garcia said “the majority of these wrong-way crashes — 90 percent of them — are impaired drivers.”