- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - An unlicensed teenage driver who was at the wheel during a fiery freeway crash in Orange County that killed his five passengers has denied vehicular manslaughter allegations in a petition in juvenile court.

An attorney for Bradley Morales told the Orange County Register Monday (https://bit.ly/1OV3qzc) that the District Attorney’s Office has petitioned to charge the teen defendant as an adult. A DA spokeswoman says the office is unable to comment on juvenile matters.

Morales was 16 when the BMW he was driving careened off a freeway in Irvine. Authorities say he and his teenage friends were returning from an amusement park early on the morning of Oct. 4, 2014, when the car crashed and burst into flames.

Morales was the only survivor.

The 17-year-old is due back in court Nov. 16.



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Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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