Four of the people inside the SUV ran away following the crash, authorities said. The 15-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger were detained at the scene.
The 17-year-old, identified as Demarcus Laney, was charged with possession of a firearm by a person under 18 and released on a citation. The 15-year-old driver was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and released to a parent, according to police.
The crash remains under investigation and additional charges are pending following the child’s death. Avery said it doesn’t appear there was a police chase before the crash, but that the teen driver sped away in the stolen SUV after seeing the officers.
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