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Charges have been filed in a single-car crash that killed two teenagers in Berks County late last year.

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Driver charged in crash that killed 2 teenagers in Berks

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>>>rob vaughn: but first: charges have been filed in a deadly crash.

State police say a teen driver caused a wreck that killed two passengers who were high school students.

>>>rob vaughn: good evening.

I'm rob vaughn.

>>wendy davis: i'm wendy davis.

A 1?yea?old from the womelsdorf area is facing multiple charges in juvenile court, including homicide by vehicle.

>>rob vaughn: the crash happened late last year... killing two students from tulpehocken junior senior high school.

Wfmz's tom rader spoke to the district attorney and is live at the berks county services center with more... tom?

>> tom rader: rob and wendy it was a horrific crash, coming just days after christmas last year and now charges are coming for the only surviving individual, the juvenile who police say was behind the wheel.

>> john adams / district attorney (:30:12.25) "a very tragic accident where two young people lost their lives."

>> reporter: charges have been filed in a crash that led to the deaths of two tulpehocken junior senior high school students.

>> john adams / district attorney (:30:57.07) "the incident that took place here, the facts of this case are egregious."

>> reporter: sean orner and shanon althouse died after the 2003 oldsmobile alero they were riding in crashed on bricker road, oakhill and henne roads, in upper tulpehocken township.

The car struck a tree and split in half just days after christmas.

>> john adams / district attorney (:31:05.15) "this is an example of an individual driving with absolutely no regard for number one his passengers, himself."

>> reporter: the 17 year old driver survived with moderate injuries.

He will now face multiple charges including two counts of homicide by vehicle and two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

>> john adams / district attorney (:30:51.06) "extreme, extreme recklessness."

>> reporter: the 17 year old's name isn't being released because he's charged in juvenile court.

>> john adams / district attorney (32:43.18) "we will be >> tom rader: additionally, the community response to this tragedy continues as an upcoming pet food drive is planned in honor of shannon and a special church service is planned on easter sunday for both victims. live in reading, tom rader, 69 news.

>>>wendy davis: some high school students in berks county walked out of class this morning... food drive is planned in honor of shannon and a special church service is planned on easter sunday for both victims. live in reading, tom rader, 69 news.

>>>wendy davis: some high school students in berks




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