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17-year-old driver charged in fatal East Tennessee crash had escaped from juvenile facility

January 23rd, 2014 10:41 am by Beth Burger, Chattanooga Times Free Press

17-year-old driver charged in fatal East Tennessee crash had escaped from juvenile facility

Chattanooga police officers work the scene where three youth driving a Nissan pickup lost control near the 4900 block of Adams road in Hixson. Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA — The 17-year-old driver in a crash Monday at 4900 Adams Road has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide by impairment, vehicular assault and driving on a suspended license.

The unidentified driver also had an outstanding juvenile attachment for escaping from a juvenile facility in Memphis on Jan. 11.

A 15-year-old freshman at Hixson High School, Michael Wolfe, was killed when he was thrown from the pickup when it spun out of control as it rounded a curve on Adams Road and wrapped around a tree.

Authorities said his 17-year-old sister and the driver also were thrown from the vehicle. Wolfe's sister was listed in critical condition.

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