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The day after a crash in that killed a 17-year-old Georgia high school student and injured three others, authorities identified the teenagers involved and said charges may be filed against the driver.
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, the single-car crash killed front-seat passenger Stephen Smith, a senior at Creekview High School (Canton, Ga.) and a member of the school’s track and field team.
Per the Journal-Constitution, the car’s driver, identified Wednesday as 17-year-old Fred Engamba, was taken to the hospital and released.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jay Baker said per the Journal-Constitution that“charges are likely” in the case, but “investigators will wait until they complete their investigation and until toxicology results return before determining what charges to file
Two San Diego teenagers who took a Black Friday trip to Mexico were shot and killed execution-style in a triple homicide Sunday morning at a Tijuana apartment complex.
As the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, the victims were Christopher Alexis Gomez, 17, a football player in his senior year at O’Farrell Charter High School in San Diego’s Encanto neighborhood. and Juan Suarez-Ojeda, who graduated from Encanto’s Ingenuity Charter School earlier this year.
The third victim was an 18-year-old Tijuana man, Gomez’s cousin Katheryn Garcia told the Union-Tribune. According to the Union-Tribune, the trio had gone to a barbecue in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Friday and were supposed to return that night
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Waxahachie (Texas) running back/safety Demani Richardson received his All-American Bowl jersey Wednesday afternoon at his school as part of the All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“It feels great being part of an organization where a lot of great NFL players have come from,” Richardson told USA TODAY following the ceremony. “I just want to thank them for recognizing that I’m good enough to play in their bowl.
“I was happy that they took the time out of their day to recognize me. I’m thankful