A Vintondale teen has been charged in connection with the September drunken driving crash in Blair County that killed a Blacklick Valley High School student.
Daniel Paul Sullivan Turous, 17, of the 200 block of Blacklick Road, was arrested and charged Friday as an adult, Duncansville Borough police said.
He was arraigned by District Judge Steven Jackson of Altoona for his role in the one-vehicle crash that killed Kelsey Lynn Miller, 16, of Nanty Glo, on Sept. 25.
Turous faces 33 offenses including homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, DUI, accidents involving death or injury, and aggravated assault while DUI.
Turous was released on $50,000 unsecured bond.
Duncansville police said at the time they tried to stop the vehicle because of multiple traffic violations. The driver fled at a high rate of speed and crashed in Hollidaysburg.
The vehicle almost hit two Hollidaysburg police cruisers before striking trees, a building and a hydrant. The vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to rest on its roof in the 200 block of Blair Street.
Turous fled on foot before being caught a short distance from the accident scene, police said.
Three juveniles from Cambria County and one adult were in the vehicle.
Turous will be in court for a preliminary hearing on March 10.
Miller, a junior at Blacklick Valley, was involved in softball and cheerleading.
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