WFalls restaurant sued after teens killed in crash

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - The mother of a teen killed in a crash is suing a Wichita Falls restaurant where the other driver allegedly drank too much before the wreck.

Ercilia Velora Norrid seeks up to $7 million and other damages in her wrongful death and negligence suit against Wingsport LP, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar.

Two Electra High School students -- 18-year-old Adreanna Norrid and 16-year-old Courtney Mengwasser -- were killed Oct. 14.

The Department of Public Safety says the car they were riding in collided with a pickup traveling in their lane. Their friend driving the car was critically injured.

DPS says the other driver, 20-year-old Michael Nason of Electra, was killed in the crash on the narrow rural road near Electra. His passenger was injured.

Tests results show Nason's blood-alcohol level was nearly 0.27 percent at the time of the crash, more than three times the state's legal limit for driving.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports the lawsuit also alleges that employees failed to have the proper Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission training and current certification cards.

Wingsport's president Michael Burton says the company has cooperated with the TABC's investigation and Buffalo Wild Wings should not have been named in the suit.

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