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Teenage driver charged in deadly crash with fire truck

The 16-year-old didn't stop at a red light and collided with the fire truck before crashing into a utility pole


Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio — Police say the teenage driver of an SUV that collided with an Ohio fire truck in a crash that killed two other teens and injured six more people has been charged in juvenile court with vehicular homicide.

Akron police said Thursday the 16-year-old girl also is charged with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and other traffic offenses.

Police say the July 14 crash killed a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl riding in the SUV. Three firefighters and three teenagers were injured.

Police Lt. Rick Edwards says the driver didn't stop at a red light and collided with the fire truck before crashing into a utility pole.

Police say the fire truck was in service but was not responding to an emergency.

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