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Teenage passenger dies in drag racing accident

Coping with the loss of a loved one after a car accident can be one of the most trying times of your life and the lives of your family. When someone close to you dies due to the negligence of someone else, the grief you feel may be even worse because you know that the accident could have been prevented. If you have lost someone in a motor vehicle accident because of the foolishness of another, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Although no amount of money will ever bring your loved one back to you, financial compensation can secure you and your family during the grieving process and the long-term effects that your loved one's loss may have on you.  

Police officers in southwestern Ohio have arrested and charged two teenagers with vehicular homicide, among other things, after a bout of drag racing early this week that has left one 14-year-old girl dead. 

The Hamilton City Police Department has reported that two teenagers, ages fifteen and sixteen, were racing in stolen cars early Tuesday morning. Police say the 16-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed it. The 14-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, died as a result of the crash. Police report that the 15-year-old, who was driving the other vehicle, bumped the back of the car with the victim inside. This caused the 16-year-old driver to lose control of the vehicle and veer off the road. He hit a picnic table then slammed the passenger side of the car into a tree, killing the girl.

In addition to aggravated vehicular homicide, the boys will be charged with receiving stolen property. It is not yet known if they will be tried as adults. Hamilton is a small city just north of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Source: WFMJ, "2 Ohio teens charged after girl's crash death" 25 April 2014

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