17-Year-Old Killed In Crash by 13-Year-Old Driver
WASHINGTON, MO (KPLR) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says a 13 year old faces murder charges for an accident involving a 17 year old. Aubrey Nothum died Friday morning after the car she was driving was hit by a 13-year-old female driver.
A Franklin County deputy saw a car driving slowly and crossing a shoulder line around 12:00 a.m. Friday on Highway 47. The deputy tried to pull over the car as it swerved but the driver would not stop. Authorities say the driver sped off blowing through two traffic lights on Highway 47.
The driver tried to make a right turn onto Highway 100 but lost control of the car and hit Aubrey Nothum, 17, who was sitting at a stop light at Highway 100 and Highway 47. Nothum was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo and later transferred to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur where is was later pronounced dead.
The 13-year-old female driver is from Union, Missouri. Her 12-year-old brother was also in the car. Both sustained minor injuries. Authorities say the juvenile stole her parents car and took her brother with her. She could face Second Degree murder charges.
There is dash-cam footage of the accident. Our reporter, Betsey Bruce has seen the video and will have a detailed description of the accident. The judge is not releasing the video of the accident to the media.