- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in the case of a 16-year-old girl accused of killing two people in a nearly 100-mph crash on her way to a suicide pact.

The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/2eTkiLs ) the Layton teen appeared in court Wednesday, where a judge scheduled her preliminary hearing for Dec. 23.

The teen has been charged with murder for the June 30 crash that caused the deaths of 20-year-old Maddison Haan and 19-year-old Tyler Christianson.

Police say the teen was headed to meet a friend so they could take drugs and kill themselves together when she slammed into the victims’ car in a 45 mph zone in Roy.

A judge’s ruling in September allowed the girl to be tried as an adult, despite her attorneys arguing that juveniles shouldn’t be subjected to the most serious penalties.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

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