- Associated Press - Sunday, September 24, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An investigation has found no criminal wrongdoing by workers at a West Virginia residential care facility after a teenager escaped, stole a van and was involved in a fatal crash.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail obtained an investigative report by the state Department of Health and Human Resources.

In March, 13-year-old Jeremy Bush climbed out a window at the Woodward Children’s Home in Charleston, which is operated by Louisville, Kentucky-based ResCare Inc.


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The report says several people tried to stop the boy as he backed out of a driveway. He drove less than a half-mile before the van crashed into a retaining wall.

The report says there was no way to determine who was at fault for the teen having access to the van keys. Police declined to file criminal charges.



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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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