Teen Accused Of Killing Four In Crash Makes First Court Appearance

A teenager has had his day in court and pleaded not guilty to a horrific crash that happened on New Year’s Eve in Miami. Channel 10 has the story.

The 16-year-old is accused of killing four people in the crash. The attorney for the accused asked the judge for supervised release, but the judge refused the request and ordered the suspect to return to jail until April 19th for his next appearance.

According to the police report, the accused teen was drunk and high on marijuana when he was driving at 4 AM on New Year’s Eve. After running flashing yellow lights, he crashed into a Hyundai Elantra at 111.2 mph at the intersection of Southwest 79th Avenue and Flagler Street.

Four people in that car were killed at the scene. Images of the crash site show debris scattered all over the intersection. The accused also had two passengers in his car, but they survived their injuries. The driver of the second car was a designated driver and she was sober when she was killed.

The court has not said if they will charge the young man as an adult. He faces four counts of reckless vehicular homicide, four counts of DUI manslaughter, and two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury.