JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the first time, we're hearing what a teen driving without a license told investigators after a deadly crash in 2009.
Brandon Hodges was behind the wheel of the SUV that killed four teens in 2009. Hodges was convicted of driving without a license. "All I remember is the first roll and I got knocked out," Hodges told investigators in 2009.
Hodges was driving one of three cars filled with students heading to the beach that day, but he wasn't even supposed to be driving. One of the other kids was. "How did you get the keys to the car," asked the investigator. "She gave them to me...She said she was tired," said Hodges.
His dad was with him at the interview and told investigators he didn't even want his son to go in the first place. "The night before I told him no, you can't go, you cant go. I told him I got a bad feeling about this and I don't want you to go," said Hodges' father.
But a friend convinced Hodges' dad to let Bbrandon go. "Did all the parents know that all the kids that was in all three vehicles were going to the beach," asked the investigator. "I don't think all of them knew but people told us that their parents didn't care," said Hodges. "Do you think they care now," said the investigators. "Yes sir," said Hodges.
A lawsuit has been filed against Cooper tires. The attorney says the tire on the SUV was defective. That case is still pending.
Hodges was sentenced in January to a year probation for driving without a license. There are some conditions he'll have to follow, including doing 250-hours of community service, graduating high school and getting a valid drivers license.