Investigation Continues into Teen's Death in Howard County

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NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - A young man accused in a teen's death remains behind bars.

No bond has been set for 18-year-old Jeffery Ray Pierson, and no other arrests have been made.

Deputies say he's responsible for killing 17-year-old Michael Robert Creel.

Pierson is charged with intoxication manslaughter.  

A city workerd discovered creel's body on the side of the road just before one Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say Creel was a passenger in Pierson's truck and was ejected.     

They tell us Pierson was driving under the influence when it happened.      

2 other teens are being questioned in the case..

Creel's body has been sent to Lubbock for an autopsy.

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