The California Highway Patrol will seek a vehicular manslaughter charge against the 15-year-old driver of a pickup that crashed on a county road in December, killing an Imperial girl.
Highway Patrol investigators have filed the complaint with the District Attorney's Office seeking that charge and a charge that the youth was driving without a license.
The boy has not been publicly identified because he is a minor.
Both charges recommended by the Highway Patrol — vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license — would be treated as misdemeanors in this case.
The decision on whether the youth will be charged rests with the DA. According to Highway Patrol officials, the DA has not made that decision.