Charges: Police say Akron teen caused fatal fire truck accident

Charges: Police say Akron teen caused fatal fire truck accident
(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Investigators with the Akron Police Department have charged a 16-year-old for her actions in the double traffic fatality involving an Akron Fire Truck.

The Akron teen was charged Thursday with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, operating a vehicle on a temporary permit without a licensed driver and operating vehicle with more than one juvenile passenger.

The accident happened July 14 at 3:46 p.m.

Police say the teen was driving a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer west bound on West Exchange Street at the intersection of South Rhodes Avenue when she ran a red light and was hit by an Akron Fire Truck.

Two female passengers in the Trailblazer, Briyana Hayes, 15, and LaShae Johnson, 16, were killed.

The 16-year-old driver his being held in the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

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