Teen accused in crash that killed 2 homeless men in Escondido arraigned


Last updated 3/26/2021 at 4:35pm

ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A 13-year-old girl who allegedly stole her mother's SUV, then crashed it off an Escondido street while fleeing a traffic stop —

killing two homeless men sleeping on the roadside — pleaded not guilty today to vehicular manslaughter and other charges.

The teenager, whose name has been withheld because she is a minor, was taken into custody Thursday morning and booked into juvenile hall in San Diego, according to the Escondido Police Department.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, the girl, who had taken her mother's Ford Explorer without permission and was driving arou...

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