Driving at high speeds in excess of 140 miles per hour, a 37-year-old driver from Pipersville, Pennsylvania, killed a young girl and injured her grandmother in a car accident on the night before Thanksgiving last month, according The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The source reports that the suspect is alleged to have been driving recklessly in his 2003 Mustang to keep up with another party in a black Cadillac on the Route 611 bypass just before 7 p.m.
The Mustang then collided with a 2008 Honda CR-V, which was occupied by a 9-year-old girl and her 55-year-old grandmother. The young girl's neck broke as a result of the impact, and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her grandmother suffered a severe brain-stem injury and, according to the Inquirer, is currently on a respirator at Temple University Hospital.
Because the suspect was not impaired by drugs or alcohol, and the car accident seems to be only a result of his decision to drive nearly three times the speed limit, he's facing a third-degree murder charge, which could mean 40 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, the source states.
The driver is also facing charges of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, three counts of recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving and speeding.
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