The California Highway Patrol will seek a manslaughter charge against the 15-year-old driver of a pickup who was involved in an accident on a county road Friday in which one girl was killed and two boys seriously injured.
The decision whether to file the charge will rest with the county District Attorney's Office.
Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Berger said Monday the Highway Patrol will present its request for the manslaughter charge to the DA either Wednesday or Thursday.
Berger said the teen, who has not been taken into custody, has been notified of the Highway Patrol's intentions.
The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the west county area known as the Superstition Mountains.
The pickup, driven by a 15-year-old whose identity was not released, was traveling on an unpaved portion of Wheeler Road near Huff Road when the accident occurred.
The teen did not have a driver's license, nor did the other three youths in the vehicle.