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12/5/06-BEVERLY HILLS, California

Alcohol a factor in 'Prison Break' actor crash?

A 17-year-old boy was killed in the SUV crash that injured "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison. A 17-year-old boy was killed in the SUV crash that injured "Prison Break" actor Lane Garrison.

 Eyewitnesses said actor Lane Garrison of TV's "Prison Break" showed signs he may have been drinking the night the car he was driving crashed into a tree, killing a teenage passenger and injuring two others, police said Monday.

"Mr. Garrison displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication, and the investigation into Mr. Garrison's impairment is ongoing," police Lt. Mitch McCann said at a news conference Monday.

McCann would not say whether police tested Garrison's blood-alcohol level. The actor suffered minor injuries.

Garrison, 26, has not been charged with any crime and won't be before the investigation is completed in about six to eight weeks, McCann said.

The identities of the 17-year-old boy who died and the two injured girls, both 15, were withheld because of department policy on juveniles, McCann said in a phone interview.

The accident occurred about 11:50 p.m. Saturday when the sport-utility vehicle jumped a curb. The boy was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died. One girl was treated and released. The other, initially reported in critical condition, fluctuated between guarded and serious condition Monday at the hospital, McCann said.

The teenagers were unrelated to Garrison, and their connection was part of the investigation, McCann said.

Garrison's publicist, Catherine Olim, did not return phone calls Sunday or Monday.

Garrison, a Dallas native, plays "Tweener" on the Fox drama series "Prison Break." He has worked mainly in television, but appears in the upcoming film "Shooter," which is due out next year.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office could not release the dead boy's name because of the continuing police investigation.

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