"We saw the wreck and we felt our whole house shake. And they actually hit our house we have a crack on the inside wall," said Texas Tech student Makenzie Keene.
Keene ran outside when she heard a series of loud crashes around midnight Wednesday night.
"I guess my first reaction was to go to the car and see if it was okay. They told me that they were drinking and that they were going 80-90 down Glenna," said Keene.
19-year-old Jason Chad White has been charged with two counts of intoxication assault after he drove his pick-up truck into four other cars totaling 3 of them and critically injuring 19-year-old Megan Michelle Rough.
"I thought that she hadn't had time to put her seat belt on yet, turns out in fact she was in her seatbelt. And the force of the crash and the car being ripped basically apart, forced her backwards through her, out the back of the car," said accident investigator Roy Basset.
Keene was trying to help the injured passengers in the pickup truck, not knowing the girl lying in the ground just feet away was the first friend she ever made at Texas Tech.
"She is just one of the most kind-hearted people I've ever met and I just love her to death so its hard to think about like yesterday during the wreck this is the first car I saw so I went to it and she was on the ground I didn't know it was her. I didn't know it was her," said Keene.
Neighbors say they aren't surprised alcohol was involved since today at Texas Tech is what many call dead day, a designated study day before finals.
"I'm sure that had something to do with it, people not having class today. They wanted to go out and unfortunately this happened," said neighbor Haley Schneider.
"I guess its kind of an unwritten rule if you don't have a final on Friday everybody parties on the day before dead day," said Keene.