Deadly accidents that are caused by reckless drivers are a crime, plain and simple. Those responsible should be held accountable by the courts. But what happens when those responsible are minors? How will they be punished? Well, a Colorado court is looking to try one as an adult.
Two students at a local high school were tragically killed in a recent car crash. The two boys were riding in a vehicle that wrecked near Black Forest. Another teen that was also riding in the vehicle was nearly killed and is still in intensive care having suffered life-threatening injuries. Fellow students gathered to mourn the loss of their classmates when they returned to school. Hundreds attended a vigil to remember their lost friends and pray for the one still fighting for their life. The school has made grief counselors available to the students who are struggling with the hardship of the untimely death of their classmates.
There was actually another teen involved in the wreck… the driver. He only sustained minor injuries and is being held in a juvenile detention facility. He’s facing charges of vehicular homicide and a judge will determine if he will be tried as an adult.
The teen is being held responsible because he ran through a stop sign and lost control of his car, smashing through a fence and colliding with several trees. The friends were on their way home from a party and alcohol and speed were both likely factors.
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Source. KKTV.com, ‘http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Deadly-Accident-in-Black-Forest-273444291.html,’ September 03, 2014.