Girl, 13, charged in fatal Illinois joyride crash

2013-12-07T11:05:00Z Girl, 13, charged in fatal Illinois joyride crashThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 07, 2013 11:05 am  • 

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. | A 13-year-old girl has been charged with reckless homicide in a deadly car crash in suburban Chicago in which she's accused of taking a vehicle full of children on a joyride.

The Nov. 27 crash in Olympia Fields killed one of the passengers.

WMAQ-TV reports that the Cook County State's Attorney's office has charged the girl with reckless homicide, reckless conduct and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Authorities are not releasing her name because of her age.

Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a tree. Twelve-year-old passenger Armani Creamer was killed. Four other passengers — all under the age of 16 — were treated at hospitals and released.

The boy was scheduled to be buried on Saturday.

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