GREEN BAY, WI — A 15-year-old girl faces multiple charges following a high-speed crash Sunday that claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy in Green Bay’s west side, reports NBC26.
The fatal collision occurred near West Mason Street and South Oneida Street on the evening of October 30. Green Bay Police and first responders arrived on the scene at around 7:40 p.m.
According to authorities, the 15-year-old girl was driving her mother’s vehicle, which she had taken without permission, at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. At one point, she sped through a red light at an intersection, resulting in a crash that involved two other vehicles.
The GBPD confirmed a 17-year-old male occupant in one of the vehicles died as a result of his injuries.
The 15-year-old female driver, who fled the scene after the wreck, later turned herself in to police. She has since been booked into the Brown County Juvenile Detention Center. Green Bay Police said she has been formally charged with “first-degree reckless homicide, hit and run – resulting in death,” as well as “operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.”
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