Posted on: July 14, 2011 by Jeffrey R. Kooi
A 16 year old boy faces first degree murder charges stemming from a Car Crash in Chicago on Sunday. 42-year old Marciea Adkins was killed in the auto accident.
The Chicago Tribune reports the teen was behind the wheel of a stolen SUV as police were chasing him when the car collision occurred. Adkins was on her way home from work as a Chicago 911 dispatcher when her vehicle was struck. Chicago police say the teen tried to flee the scene after the accident. He was arrested, however. In addition to first degree murder, the teen faces several other charges including burglary and driving under the influence.
Statistics show teen drivers are involved in a large percentage of deadly vehicle accidents. Add alcohol to the mix and you have an even deadlier combination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found from 2004-2008, 9,644 drivers aged 16 or 17 years were involved in 9,494 deadly vehicle accidents. And of the 947 drivers with a positive BAC, 678 or 72% of these drivers had a BAC of equal to or more than 0.08 which is above the legal limit for drivers younger than 21.
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