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Unlicensed driver doesn't face charges in deadly crash

4 years 2 days 10 hours ago May 21, 2013 May 21, 2013 Tuesday, May 21 2013 May 21, 2013 9:16 PM in News
By: Trey Schmaltz

INDEPENDENCE- State Police have not filed charges against a 15-year-old, unlicensed driver who investigators said crashed the car she was driving and killed a ten-year-old sibling.

The driver was with her two brothers and sister, headed to baseball practice Monday when the crash happened on Highway 1054.

"We certainly have laws in place in our state that don't allow minors to be operating a vehicle, and also hold parents responsible for allowing minors to operate a vehicle. However, in a situation like this when we have a tragedy occurring in the family, where the driver's related to the victim, it's possible we may not see anything come out of it," said Trooper Nicholas Manale.

Of the four people in the car, only one was properly restrained. Troopers said the 15-year-old was in the process of telling the kids to buckle-up when she wrecked.

Byronee Jackson died. Investigators did not release the names of the others involved.
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