Vigil attendees call for tougher penalties for teens after fatal crash in October
Published Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:56AM CST
Friends and family of the victims of a car crash said at a vigil Tuesday that the teen driver facing charges deserves more than a slap on the wrist from the justice system - because the adult decision to drink and drive should have adult consequences.
The crash occurred on Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Mary's Road just before 3 a.m. on Halloween.
Two teens – Senhit Mehari and Amutha Subramaniam – were killed.
Police charged the 17-year-old female driver of the car that hit the vehicle the victims were travelling in. Officers said the suspect had been drinking and was speeding. CTV News learned she was also texting while driving and ran a red light at the intersection where the crash occurred.
All five occupants of the car the victims were in were graduates of Dakota Collegiate. They were headed home from a Halloween party at the time of the accident.
The 17-year-old female driver of the other car was taken into custody and is facing numerous charges, including impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
-with a report from CTV's Jillian Taylor