Detroit 16-year-old charged after crashing stolen car during chase, killing 13-year-old, police say

Juvenile charged with second-degree murder

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DETROIT – A 16-year-old boy from Detroit has been charged with second-degree murder after he crashed a stolen car while fleeing police, killing a 13-year-old and injuring another teenager, authorities said.

Detroit police said the chase began at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 21. Officers tried multiple times to stop a stolen vehicle, but it took off south on Linsey Street, according to police.

The 16-year-old boy driving the stolen vehicle lost control and crashed, killing a 13-year-old boy and injuring another 16-year-old boy, officials said.

Medical officials pronounced the 13-year-old dead at the scene. Both 16-year-olds were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to authorities.

The 16-year-old driver has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, officials said. He is expected to be arraigned Nov. 18 at the Juvenile Detention Center.

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