13-year-old driver charged in fatal Tennessee crash

Published 2:25 pm Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was behind the wheel of a car when it crashed and killed a Tennessee man has been charged with vehicular homicide, authorities said.
The boy was charged in juvenile court after being released from Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville police said Sunday in a statement. He was also charged with driving without a license and no proof of insurance, the statement said. His name wasn’t released.
The teen was driving a car that crashed into another car on Friday, killing David Cheatham, 71, as he left an auto parts store, police said.
The boy was fleeing the scene of another hit-and-run crash when he ran a red light, swerved to miss another vehicle, lost control of the car and collided with Cheatham’s vehicle, police said.

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