Teens face multiple charges following fatal drag racing crash

The vehicle hit the tree around 1 a.m. File photo.
The vehicle hit the tree around 1 a.m. File photo.
Nicole Denney
Nicole Denney

(FOX19) - Two teenage boys face multiple charges after a Hamilton drag racing accident left a 14-year-old girl dead.

Police say the teens, ages 15 and 16, were drag racing on Tuesday when the 15-year-old lost control and hit a tree.

Following an extensive investigation, police say that two vehicles were drag racing southbound on Mosler Avenue. As one vehicle attempted to pass the other, authorities say the two vehicles touched. Police say that a 1994 Toyota Camry, driven by the 15-year-old boy, lost control and struck a tree just south of the Cornell intersection.

The passenger of the Toyota, 14-year-old Nicole Denney of West Chester, was pronounced dead at the scene. Denney was a student at Hopewell Junior School.

The other vehicle, a 2003 Mazda minivan, stopped at the scene and the driver fled. On scene traffic investigators learned that both vehicles were stolen prior to the accident.

Authorities said both boys will be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, receiving stolen property, reckless operation, drag racing and driving without a license.

The driver of the minivan will also be charged with leaving the scene of the accident.

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