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Teen can't be charged as adult in fatal crash

Posted: 9:01 AM, Nov 24, 2015
Updated: 2015-11-24 10:01:20-05
Teen can't be charged as adult in fatal crash
MILWAUKEE -- A 15-year-old cannot not be charged as an adult after going on a deadly joy ride in his father's SUV on Saturday.
 
State law does not allow someone under 16 to be charged as an adult in a fatal crash.
 
Milwaukee police said the vehicle was going westbound on Hampton at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and collided with a tree by 69th Street.
 

Fourteen-year-old Daquan Nichols was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and pronounced dead around 8 p.m. Saturday. Two other 14-year-old passengers in the vehicle were not seriously hurt.

TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke to the family of the teenage driver. The 15-year-olds jaw is wired shut from the violent crash.
 
His stepmother said she believes the teenager should not be punished harshly for what happened.