Six months after a truck crashed into a tree killing three teenagers, township police have completed their investigation and will present their findings to a prosecutor next week to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.
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Teen fatal car crashes
7 teens between age of 16 and 19 are killed each day nationwide
Drivers age 16 to 19 are three times more likely than drivers 20 or older to be in a fatal crash
The death rate of male drivers age 16 to 19 is almost double that of their female counterparts
The presence of teen passengers increases the risk of accident for teen drivers. The more teen passengers, the greater the risk.
Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations or not be able to recognize hazardous situations.
Teens are more likely than older drivers to speed and allow shorter distances between vehicles.
Compared with other age groups, teens have the lowest rate of seat belt use.
Source: Centers for Disease Control, 2010