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Defendant ordered to juvenile court in crash that killed 2

February 26, 2019

READING, Pa. (AP) — An 18-year-old charged in juvenile court with vehicular homicide in an eastern Pennsylvania crash that killed two high school students has been ordered to a juvenile detention facility.

The Reading Eagle reports that Monday’s decision came at a disposition hearing in Berks County on the charges against the defendant, who was 17 at the time of the crash.

Authorities said a car went out of control in Upper Tulpehocken Township in December 2017, hit a tree and split in half before landing in a marshy meadow, killing Sean Orner and Shannon Althouse. Both 18-year-olds were students at Tulpehocken High School.

The defendant read a written apology apologizing to everyone dealing with the loss. He said the victims “meant the world to me and I would never intentionally hurt them.”

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