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Hightower High School student Carl Spivey III: The family says their final goodbye to the 18-year-old who was killed in an accident by a suspected drunk driver

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (KTRK) — The family of an 18-year-old Hightower High School student who was killed by a suspected drunk driver in an accident earlier this month bid their farewells at the young man’s funeral on Wednesday.

On March 12, Carl Spivey III was being escorted to a friend’s home when police said another driver, identified as 38-year-old Ashley Maslak, failed to stop while turning into a Missouri City neighborhood. Both cars collided.

According to documents, Maslak was charged with murder. ABC13 also learned that she had a child in her car at the time of the accident.

Carl’s family spoke to ABC13 at a balloon launch over the weekend. The family said they were all heartbroken at the loss.

“It broke my heart that someone could be so careless and do something like this,” said Carl Spivey Jr., the victim’s father.

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Carl had just taken graduation photos and now the young man is sadly being buried.

Worship service on Wednesday begins at 11:00 am at the Word of Restoration International Church in Rosharon.

Maslak has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 25.

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