Omaha, NE (AP) - A judge has decided to not place the teenage driver in a fatal accident that killed her 15-year-old friend on probation.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Sarpy County Judge Lawrence Gendler said Friday that he won't require probation because the 16-year-old girl's family is taking appropriate steps to help her. She is in therapy and has taken defensive driving courses.
The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes.
The girl was driving a Jeep on Oct. 11 when it collided with a pickup truck. A passenger in the teen's car, 15-year-old Nathaniel LaFave, was killed. The girl and another passenger in the Jeep were critically injured but survived.
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