Teen sentenced to 4 years for deadly joyride crash

December 5, 2011 12:23:35 PM PST
A Philadelphia teenager faced sentencing Monday for charges stemming from a fatal car crash in June.

15-year-old Winston Charleston took his mother's car for an early-morning joyride that ended in a three-car collision near the intersection of Academy and Willits roads in Northeast Philadelphia.

Witnesses say at around 2:00 a.m., Charleston's vehicle went flying off I-95 with the headlights off and a State Police cruiser close behind.

He then blasted through a traffic light at Frankford Avenue, before slamming head-on into another vehicle.

The crash killed 22-year-old Daniel Fouracre and injured seven others.

A judge sentenced the teen to four years in delinquent placement. Charleston will also be placed on probation until the age of 21.

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