The District Attorney's Office will file a vehicular manslaughter charge against the 15-year-old driver of a pickup that was involved in an accident on a county road that killed a girl and injured two others Dec. 28.
Assistant District Attorney Joe Beard on Wednesday said the DA's Office will file a petition in juvenile court to have the youth declared a ward of the court. That petition will contain both a charge of vehicular manslaughter and a second charge that the teen did not have a driver's license.
Beard added because the case involves a juvenile, he cannot release the youth's name.
The California Highway Patrol, which recommended the charges be filed against the youth, has declined to release his name.
On Dec. 28 the 15-year-old was driving a pickup on Wheeler Road in the Superstition Mountains area. In the vehicle were three Imperial youths: Kyla Alsip, 16, in the front passenger seat, and Matt Bucher, then 11, and Gordon Belt, then 12, in the back seats.