ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say the driver of a pickup truck that veered off a road and struck and killed two teenage girls has been charged with driving under the influence and second-degree murder.

The girls, identified as 15-year-old friends Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr, were walking home after doing some back-to-school shopping Friday evening when they were struck.

Police say they driver, 31-year-old Stacey Allen Graham, had been seen just before the crash speeding recklessly, and his blood-alcohol content was about three times the legal limit. He suffered serious injuries in the crash and was hospitalized.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that the girls’ friends brought bouquets of flowers this weekend to the spot where they died.

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