Girl, 15, Faces Charges in Crash That Kills 3 Teens

Underage driver may have been speeding

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 4, 2014 3:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – A 15-year-old girl who took her father's SUV faces criminal charges after she got into an accident that left three of her friends dead in northeastern Pennsylvania, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Police say the unidentified driver picked up a female friend and four male friends Saturday morning and drove them to breakfast. On the way back to the Wallenpaupack Lake Estates development in Lake Ariel, the Chevy Suburban flipped multiple times after taking a curve at what witnesses say was a high rate of speed.

"I'm still hearing those boys yelling, 'Slow down! Slow down!' " recounts a woman who lives nearby. "I can't get it out of my mind." The crash killed three 15-year-old sophomores, all males, from Pennsylvania's Bucks County, reports the Journal News. The teen driver is from Pleasantville, NY, and licensed drivers in her state and in Pennsylvania must be at least 16. She and the other two passengers were treated and released from the hospital.

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