A 15-year old girl is facing a mountain of criminal charges after being behind the wheel of a car in a deadly crash. The tragedy happened August 27th north of Waverly, Nebraska.
Carley Benson was cited in Lancaster County Wednesday for felony motor vehicle homicide, willful reckless driving, having no operator’s license and failing to wear seatbelts.
The county attorney will determine whether to charge Benson as an adult. Until that decision is made, no court date will be set.
The crash killed 15-year old passenger Taylon Artman of Eagle. Four other passengers were treated for varying degrees of injuries. Three of their names were not released because they are juveniles. The fifth passenger is identified as 20-year-old Randy Abbott.
The crash occurred a little after 7 p.m. at 148th Street and Raymond Road. The car driven by a 15-year-old girl with only a learner's permit went out of control on the gravel road, rolled at least twice and landed on its wheels in a ditch next to a cornfield.
Two of the six were ejected, including the boy who died, Taylon Artman of Eagle. The names of the injured teens haven't been released. All are recovering at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln.
No one was wearing a seat belt and authorities say speed is believed to have been a factor.