FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas prosecutors have filed charges of intoxication manslaughter against a 16-year-old who they say caused a gruesome wreck that left four dead and two others seriously injured.
The boy appeared in court Wednesday and was released to the custody of his parents. Prosecutors say they'll seek a prison term of 20 years, the maximum for a juvenile.
Investigators say his blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit the night of June 15 when his pickup slammed into a disabled SUV in Burleson, just south of Fort Worth. Killed in the wreck was the driver of the SUV and three others who had stopped to assist. The 16-year-old had seven teenagers in his truck.
The Associated Press is withholding the teen's name because he's been charged as a minor.