In an affidavit for a search warrant, the Texas Department of Public Safety states that Young admitted to consuming the prescription medications Clonazepam, Ambien, and Lexapro prior to the crash. He also claimed that he was distracted by his cell phone at the time of the collision.
In addition to Young’s admission, the affidavit states that a DPS investigator who found several medications in the front seat of Young’s pickup. These included 29 Zolpidem pills, 30 Escitalopram pills, an empty bottle of Prazosin, and an empty bottle of Clonazepam.
Zolpidem is the generic form of Ambien, and Escitalopram is the generic form of Lexapro.
At the time the affidavit was filed, investigators were seeking access to Young’s phone records. Young could face manslaughter charges once those records are analyzed.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):