Court records reveal details of deadly accident following Youth Alive event

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 2:57 PM

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Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - For the first time we are getting a look at what happened the night four teenagers were killed in a tragic car crash leaving a Youth Alive event.

Louisville police say 17-year-old Herbert Lee was driving a stolen car and was fleeing police when he crashed, killing three brothers and their friend.

Court records reveal that those who worked for Youth Alive, a group that helps at risk kids, told the boys to get in the car with Herbert Lee.

A Youth Alive coordinator by the name of Paul Watson told police in an interview that they asked Herbert Lee if he could take a few of the guys home.

Watson later says in the interview, they asked Herbert Lee, or "Herb" as Watson refers to him, to take home Demar, Jemar and Mark Claybrooks and Aaron Shields.

Those are the four teens killed in the crash.

Watson told police that the director of the coordinators told him to tell the boys to get out of the van and into the car with Herbert Lee.

Watson says the vans were too crowded and Herbert Lee volunteered to take the boys home.

We are just getting this information from court and there are 200 pages of documents we are reviewing.

We will bring you an update as we review the new information.

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