Unlicensed Teen At Wheel In Fatal Crash

EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (AP) _ Police say a 15-year-old boy driving without a license crashed a car Christmas night that killed his 12-year-old cousin.

The Hartford Courant reports that police say the driver, a 15 year old boy from New Britain, crashed into a tree at about 8 p.m. Sunday. Police say speed and driver inexperience are believed to have caused the crash.

The 12-year-old boy, an East Hampton resident, was declared dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries. Police said he was in stable condition.
Authorities have not identified the two youngsters.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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