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Sep 11, 2013 4:45 PM by Associated Press

Charges Filed Against Teen Accused in Fatal Wreck

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - North Texas prosecutors have filed charges of intoxication manslaughter against a 16-year-old who they say caused a gruesome wreck that left four dead and two others seriously injured.

The boy appeared in court Wednesday and was released to the custody of his parents. Prosecutors say they'll seek a prison term of 20 years, the maximum for a juvenile.

Investigators say his blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit the night of June 15 when his pickup slammed into a disabled SUV in Burleson, just south of Fort Worth. Killed in the wreck was the driver of the SUV and three others who had stopped to assist. The 16-year-old had seven teenagers in his truck.

The Associated Press is withholding the teen's name because he's been charged as a minor.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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