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
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(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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Tom Maker
Sep 5, 2014 12:30 PM CDT
Only thing more dangerous than a woman driver is a YOUNG woman driver.....god help us all that cell phone yacking, makeup putting on, distracted women get behind the wheel of a car!
plain_speaking
Sep 5, 2014 12:24 PM CDT
Below there are many seeking vengeance....I hope she is young and stupid (as we all were to varying degrees) as oppose to a callous sociopath....the former deserves leniency in their consequence, as she will self-impose a life time of punishment...the latter, no amount of punishment will change, so imposing years of community service will at least benefit society....
Sammirah Meowski
Sep 5, 2014 6:27 AM CDT
GOOD! Charge her and convict her, at 15 she knew darn well what she was doing. But depending on how much money her parents have she will get a slap on the wrist.