2 women face charges for providing liquor that lead to Chehalis teen's death

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by LINDA BYRON / KING 5 News

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Posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 30 at 6:41 PM

CHEHALIS, Wash. -- They bought liquor for underage kids, according to police, putting in motion a chain of events that lead to the death of a 16-year-old Chehalis boy.

Now, two women could face charges for supplying the alcohol.

In May, Tyler Shawn Gonzalez, a high school sophomore, had been to a party where there was a lot of underage drinking, including shots of hard liquor. Somehow, he ended up lying in the middle of the road, where he was run over and killed.

Toxicology reports showed Tyler was heavily intoxicated when he died. And police said it’s no surprise where the teens got the liquor; two 22-year-old women admitted to buying the alcohol.

Prosecutors said the decision will come next week on whether to charge the two women with supplying the liquor that contributed to the teen’s death.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said the scenario of adults supplying minors with liquor is all too common and needs to stop.

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