Why were Andy and his friends drinking the night of the accident?

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After the tragic accident that kills Robbie, Tyrone gives a statement to the police in which he recalls that Andy "was in a real good mood 'cause this girl name Keisha had started goin' with him and he was goin' over to her house...." The friends were drinking as they were driving after the game to celebrate and be with Andy, who was thrilled about having a new girlfriend.

When the car crashes, Robbie is trapped in the car and the others are not able to free him before the vehicle bursts into flames. The scene is horrific as the friends hear the screams of Robbie begging for help. Certainly, the friends are all traumatized by this deadly incident and the scars left upon them have devastating effects, especially for Andy.