13-Year-Old Girl Charged in Fatal Crash

Saturday, Dec 7, 2013  |  Updated 9:31 AM CDT
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Underage Driver Crashes Car Killing 12 Year Old Passenger

Police say the car veered out of control and hit this tree.

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Underage Driver Crashes Car Killing 12 Year Old Passenger

A joy ride ended with the death of a 12 year old boy in Olympia Fields. The mother of Almani Creamer says her son got into a car with a 13 year old girl behind the wheel. She says her son died after the girl crashed into a tree in the 600 block of Brookwood Terrace Wednesday afternoon. NBC5’s Michelle Relerford reports.
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The 13-year-old driver in a crash that killed a 12-year-old boy and injured four others last month in a Chicago suburb was officially charged this week.

The girl, whose name is not being released because of her age, is charged with reckless homicide, reckless conduct and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

The crash happened Nov. 27 in the 600 block of Brookwood Terrace in south suburban Olympia Fields. Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into a tree.

Olympia Fields resident Armani Creamer was killed in the crash. The other passengers, all under the age of 16, were treated and released from area hospitals.

Creamer's mother said he was supposed to be grounded but sneaked out for a joyride with friends.

The driver was arraigned Thursday and released to her mother's custody.

Creamer will be buried on Saturday.

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