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Teenage driver charged in fatal SUV-firetruck collision

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say the teenage driver of an SUV that collided with an Ohio firetruck in a crash that killed two other teens and injured six more people has been charged in juvenile court with vehicular homicide.

Akron police said Thursday the 16-year-old girl also is charged with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and other traffic offenses.

Police say the July 14 crash killed a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl riding in the SUV. Three firefighters and three teenagers were injured.

Police Lt. Rick Edwards says the driver didn’t stop at a red light and collided with the firetruck before crashing into a utility pole.

Police say the firetruck was in service but was not responding to an emergency.

Source: AP

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