Teen charged as adult in deadly van crash

October 5, 2010 3:37:26 AM PDT
There is new legal fallout Tuesday from a tragic van crash in Brooklyn that killed a 13-year-old girl.

The 16-year-old driver, Erik Hakimisefat, will now stand trial as an adult. He facies charges of criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving, speeding and operating a motor vehicle out of class.

Sarah Erdan, 13, died Sunday when the young man crashed the van into a home on East 23rd Street shortly before 2 p.m. Another 16-year-old passenger was also injured.

Police say he was going twice the speed limit.


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