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Bartlett Teen Faces Reckless Homicide Charges In August Crash That Killed 2 Teens

By Mary Chappell

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Bartlett teen is facing reckless homicide charges after allegedly causing a crash in early August that killed two Bartlett High School teens.

The teen has been charged in a juvenile petition with two counts of felony reckless homicide after allegedly causing the rollover crash that killed Alex Czerwik and Cameron Kelty, both 16.

The teen was driving his mother's car Aug. 3 with three friends northbound on Newport Boulevard when he "accelerated rapidly, drove at a high rate of speed in excess of 100mph without regard to existing traffic conditions, and failed to decrease speed adequately when approaching the curve at Devon Avenue." This caused him to drive off the road at a curve and crash into a utility pole, killing Czerwik — who was sitting in the passenger seat — at the scene. Kelty passed away Aug. 6 from his injuries.

The initial court appearance for the teen and his parents is scheduled for Sept. 30.

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