Teen Driver in Deadly Crash to Remain in Custody
On November 23, a 16-year-old crashed his SUV and killed two teenage friends. According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is accused of being under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.
The Chester County Court Juvenile Master decided that the teen should remain at the Chester County Youth Center until an adjudication hearing.
The Assistant District Attorney argued that the male teenager recently posted entries on Facebook indicating that he was unremorseful and still getting high. According to the article, the young man described using marijuana and getting drunk on New Year’s Eve.
A 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both 11th graders at Pottsgrove, died in the crash.
The teen driver was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, six counts of reckless endangerment, and driving without proper insurance.
The young man was traveling westbound on Route 724 with five friends on November 23. He veered into the eastbound lane and traveled up an embankment. The SUV rolled over and landed in the eastbound lane, colliding with a Nissan sedan.
The teen motorist and three passengers were injured. The Nissan’s driver also was injured.
The young man in this case should be held both criminally and civilly responsible for the deaths of his two teenage friends. Their families would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney.
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